On Wednesday September 27th, 2017; MPP Jack MacLaren asked the following questions in the Legislature regarding the disaster relief for Constance Bay families.
My question is for the Minister of Municipal Affairs. Minister, over 600 homes in Constance Bay suffered flood damage in May when the Ottawa River rose to its highest level in over 100 years. Many people had to move out of their homes. The damage was extreme. The stress levels were extreme. People have applied to the Ontario disaster recovery program for badly needed financial help to repair their homes. They are waiting and they are waiting and they are waiting.
To the Minister of Municipal Affairs again: Thank you for your answer, Minister. Four homes in Constance Bay have been condemned as unfit to live in because of severe flooding damage. Jeff and Christine Smith, Kara Shaw and Diane Floyd don’t have homes they can live in. They all need to build a new home. But they don’t have flood insurance or the cash. They have applied for funding from the Ontario disaster recovery program.