Canada is still recovering from a major storm system that hit the country Wednesday.
The National Weather Service issued a rain warning for parts of Saskatchewan, Yukon and Nunavut, and the province of Ontario issued a major drought warning.
It was a bit of a mess for the government.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday afternoon that he will resign in a matter of weeks.
It’s been a very tough week.
We are a very fragile nation,” Trudeau said.
He also announced that his cabinet will begin reviewing the National Weather System Management Plan, a document that outlines how the government will manage the weather system in the coming years.
The cabinet is expected to consider the recommendations of the report by the Public Accounts Committee of the House of Commons later this month.
The government is also considering cancelling the mandatory rain checks that Canadians pay for.
Trudeau said the program has to be reviewed and that he is open to changing it.”
It’s not something that’s a requirement and the government can decide to scrap it or not,” Trudeau told reporters.”
But we’re going to look at all options, from the possibility of moving it back to a voluntary system, to a mandatory system, and we’ll take all of those options.
“The government has already cancelled mandatory checks for the past two weeks, but the new mandatory checks will not take effect until March 1.
Trudeau said he plans to give cabinet members time to review the report.