Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Floods: Cabinet Minister Calls for Patience from Affected Residents

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Floods: Cabinet Minister Calls for Patience from Affected Residents

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Quebec floods: cabinet minister calls for patience

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MONTREAL - Quebec's public security minister is again urging victims of this spring's floods to be patient as the government works its way through thousands of requests for assistance.

Martin Coiteux says he understands the frustrations people are feeling.

He held a news conference in Montreal on Tuesday, one day after people voiced those frustrations at provincewide public consultations on a proposed government decree.

The decree would address who can rebuild homes affected by the flooding that hammered various parts of the province just a few months ago.

Coiteux 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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