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The federal government says the plan is to implement a long-promised national flood insurance program sometime next year, setting aside $15 million in the 2025-26 fiscal year in Tuesday’s budget.

“This is part of a much wider plan, one where we’re looking at how do we do proper mitigation as well,” Emergency Preparedness Minister Harjit Sajjan said before the Liberal caucus meeting Wednesday.

He pointed to cases where flood risk data was not available in the past or where risks have changed, but people have already bought or built homes in areas now under threat and face significant or impossible costs to insure their homes in case of flooding.

“We want to make sure that they are supported. But at the same time, where there is flooding, that we don’t start building on places where there’s going to be a potential flooding as well,” he said.

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