Public safety is key concern for SUMA during election

Dear Editor, During this federal election campaign, Saskatchewan’s urban municipalities are highlighting a number of issues that affect people and communities across our province.  One key area that is of particular concern to our cities, towns, and villages — and our residents — is public safety, especially as it concerns natural disasters and rail safety. Recent years have demonstrated that large-scale natural disasters are happening more frequently with a significant financial impact on all orders of government. The recent dramatic increase in costs related to natural disasters shows a broader trend in Canada and globally.  In fact, in 2013, a…