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Government of Canada makes $175 million payment to B.C. for wildfire recovery

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Staff Writer | January 4, 2018
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Canada   $38,595,900 for the Canadian Red Cross

The Government of Canada is providing an advance payment of $175 million through the Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements (DFAA) to the province.

This money will help with the costs associated with long-term recovery and rebuilding in affected communities.

The Government of Canada also issued a payment of $38,595,900 to the Canadian Red Cross in October, delivering on its commitment to make a donation to the Red Cross in support of those affected by the B.C. wildfires.

In addition to assisting communities during evacuations, this funding is being used to support evacuees in the long process of recovery, such as to ease re-entry into their homes and communities and to re-establish their livelihoods.

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