Canadian Disaster Management Policy: Moving Toward a Paradigm Shift?

  title={Canadian Disaster Management Policy: Moving Toward a Paradigm Shift?},
  author={Daniel Henstra and Gordon A. McBean},
  journal={Canadian Public Policy-analyse De Politiques},
In light of rising disaster losses in recent years and predictions of a more hazardous natural environment in the future, many countries around the world are revising their policies for disaster management to incorporate a stronger emphasis on disaster mitigation and risk reduction. In this paper, we argue that Canada has not sufficientl y integrated mitigation into disaster management and we discuss several barriers that impede progress in this area. 
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