Trudeau Names Ad Hoc Committee in Response to Fort McMurray Fires

The Government of Canada will stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of Fort McMurray in the wake of the devastating Northern Alberta wildfires.

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the creation of a new ad hoc Cabinet committee to coordinate federal efforts to help the thousands of Canadians affected by the wildfires that raged through Northern Alberta in May of 2016.

The Ad Hoc Committee on Northern Alberta Wildfires will meet as required to consider and coordinate federal contributions to recovery and rebuilding efforts for those affected by the May 2016 Northern Alberta wildfires.

Chair
The Honourable Kent Hehr

Vice-Chair
The Honourable Patricia A. Hajdu

Members
The Honourable Ralph Goodale
The Honourable Navdeep Singh Bains

The Honourable Jane Philpott
The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos
The Honourable James Gordon Carr
The Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk
The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

The ad hoc Cabinet committee will hold its first meeting on May 12, 2016, and will complement the ongoing efforts on the ground coordinated through the Government Operations Centre. The new ad hoc Cabinet committee is part of our work to address both the urgent and long term needs of communities affected by the Northern Alberta wildfires. We are working closely with Alberta Premier Notley and local authorities to coordinate recovery and rebuilding efforts for the many thousands who have been displaced and left homeless,” Trudeau said

The people of Fort McMurray can count on the full support of this government. We will weather this storm together – and together, we will rebuild.