Welcome Dr. George Abbott

Wildland Fire Canada 2019 welcomes Dr. George Abbott as one of our featured speakers at the upcoming conference.

In 2017, Dr. Abbott co-chaired British Columbia’s fire and flood review with Chief Maureen Chapman. Their report, completed and released in May 2018, was used as the province’s guide to enhanced fire and flood response.

Previously, he served for 17 years as MLA for Shuswap, including 12 years in cabinet leading the ministries of Health, Education, Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, Sustainable Resource Management, and Community, Aboriginal and Women’s Services.  Before provincial politics, George was a farmer, local government representative, and college instructor.

Dr. Abbott recently completed a doctorate in political science at the University of Victoria and a book entitled Prescription Before Diagnosis: Politics and Public Policy in the BC Liberal New Era, 2001-2005.

We look forward to Dr. Abbott’s participation at our conference. Remember registration is now open. Join us at the Delta Ottawa City Centre, November 18 – 21, 2019. We look forward to seeing you there!

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