Calvin Mayor “disappointed” with lack of response from federal government

By David Briggs
The Timmins Daily Press
June 8, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada East

Last February, Calvin Township passed a resolution calling on the province and the country to better prepare for forest fires. Council put together a list of suggestions and recommendations and send it out to municipalities throughout the province and to many provincial and federal government officials. The provincial government recently responded, but the federal government has yet to acknowledge Calvin’s request to create a national strategy to prepare for and fight forest fires. “I’m disappointed that we haven’t heard from the federal government,” Calvin’s Mayor Richard Gould said. “I think we have to look at being a little more proactive” in creating a national strategy. Mayor Gould mentioned that for a federal government so focused on reducing carbon emissions, he’s surprised he has yet to hear from leaders about the township’s proposals.

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