Cities should make flood maps pub­lic: minister

The Hamilton Spectator - - CANADA & WORLD -

The fed­eral in­fra­struc­ture minister says cities should re­lease any maps or data about flood­ing con­cerns in their cities. Amar­jeet Sohi says res­i­dents of mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties de­serve to know whether their home could be at risk of flood­ing so they can make in­formed de­ci­sions about their prop­er­ties. He ac­knowl­edges that re­leas­ing the in­for­ma­tion is risky and con­tro­ver­sial in some mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties, but it’s the only way home­own­ers will be able to de­cide how to pro­tect their prop­er­ties.

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