Emergency Management Act

When an emergency strikes, lives are at stake and effective response means knowing who is in charge. The Emergency Management Act (EMA) sets out clear roles and responsibilities for all federal ministers across the full spectrum of emergency management. This includes prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery and critical infrastructure protection.

The Act is an important step in the Government of Canada's efforts to strengthen emergency management in Canada. It reinforces efforts to ensure that Canada is well prepared to mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from natural and human-induced risks to the safety and security of Canadians.

You may view a copy of the Act at: http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/showfulldoc/cs/e-4.5///en

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