Powerful storm to test B.C.’s new emergency ministry

Dec 22, 2022 – Graeme Wood/North Shore News

The weather is expected to cause significant and widespread disruption — a first test for Bowinn Ma, B.C.’s new Minister of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness.

“Our government is doing everything that we can to make sure that people are safe and kept warm while we weather these storms,” said Ma, at a press conference on Thursday afternoon in Downtown Vancouver.

“Events like this are an example of the important coordination role of this new ministry. We’ll continue to work together to strengthen our preparedness and mitigation.”

Ma’s mandate with respect to emergency response, issued Dec.7, is to “support urgent coordinated government response to communities in times of emergency and review systems to ensure they are prepared for urgent response, incorporating lessons learned from previous emergencies.”

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