Swann comments on Auditor General Report

“Today’s report of the Auditor General reveals stunning ineptitude and questionable decisions on the part of the former PC administration,” says Alberta Liberal Leader David Swann. “In hindsight, all it took was one major disaster to expose significant holes in Alberta’s Disaster Recovery Program.”

“The report also highlights the critical importance of Alberta having a robust and responsive Disaster Recovery Program,” Swann continued. “The Insurance Bureau of Canada has labelled Alberta the Natural Disaster Capital of Canada, and for good reason – the province has the highest number of catastrophic insured losses compared to other jurisdictions.”

Swann is hopeful that the Auditor General’s recommendations will lead to a better coordinated in-house system that puts disaster victims first. “A good start,” he says, “would be to consider the many excellent recommendations proposed by local groups such as the High River DRP Advocacy Committee.”

Swann also believes that the province needs to start budgeting much more realistically for disaster recovery, and should look to facilitate overland flood insurance usage in Alberta.       



Upcoming Events

An Evening with Grant Mitchell

- September 30, 2020

Southern Alberta Regional Meeting

- October 03, 2020

Calgary McCall AGM 2020

- October 03, 2020

Next Gen 5 Virtual Town Hall

- October 07, 2020

Edmonton Regional Meeting Oct 2020

- October 14, 2020

Board of Directors Meeting October 2020

- October 19, 2020