Que­bec flood vic­tims feel­ing aban­doned

Truro Daily News - - CANADA -

MON­TREAL — Some Que­bec res­i­dents who were af­fected by spring flood­ing are ex­press­ing frus­tra­tion with the govern­ment’s re­sponse to the dis­as­ter. Sev­eral dozen peo­ple held a rally on Mon­treal’s West Is­land on Sun­day to protest the slow speed of govern­ment aid. Many of them say they haven’t re­ceived any fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance and are hav­ing trou­ble get­ting in­for­ma­tion on the sta­tus of their files. Oth­ers say they’re still wait­ing for the in­spec­tion re­ports that will tell them if they’re al­lowed to re­build.

The pro­vin­cial govern­ment says 278 mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties were flooded and more than 5,000 res­i­dences af­fected, while 4,000 peo­ple had to be evac­u­ated from their homes.

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