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Ajax Receives Assistance for Ice Storm Recovery from the Province

Ontario Helping Communities Impacted by 2013 Ice Storm

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August 12, 2015

Ontario is delivering on its commitment to help communities severely impacted by the December 2013 ice storm through the Ice Storm Assistance Program.

Ajax is receiving $416,308.54 from the province to cover eligible response and recovery costs that were incurred as a result of the storm, such as setting up warming centres, and the cleanup of debris.

Supporting municipalities is part of the government's economic plan for Ontario. The four-part plan is building Ontario up by investing in people's talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario's history, creating a dynamic, innovative environment where business thrives, and building a secure retirement savings plan. 

QUOTES

“Our government is committed to helping communities that were severely impacted by the ice storm. Funding from the Ice Storm Assistance Program is helping my riding of Ajax-Pickering and my constituents to recover from this significant event.”

Joe Dickson, MPP Ajax-Pickering

QUICK FACTS

  • Ontario announced in February 2014 that it would pay 100 per cent of eligible disaster response and recovery costs to municipalities and conservation authorities severely affected by the December 2013 ice storm.
  • The Ice Storm Assistance Program is a one-time disaster relief program created to help municipalities and conservation authorities recover following the December 2013 ice storm.
  • Ontario will be reimbursed by the federal government for a portion of the eligible response and recovery costs under the Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements.
  • The ice storm caused widespread damage and blackouts across southern, western and eastern Ontario. At the peak of the storm, over 800,000 hydro customers were without power.

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