Some not so great coverage of Gatineau residents on CBC, complaining that "The Army" is too late and should have been deployed earlier. The Army is at fault apparently.
Not the Canadian Armed Forces responsibility for the safety of citizens of Quebec or their property in the face of emergencies or disasters.
I don't know the legislation in Quebec, however in Alberta, that responsibility belongs to Municipalities, who then ask for assistance from the Province, who can then ask for assistance from the Federal Government Federal government assistance usually equates to CAF assets being deployed.
Watched this work quite well, close up, in multiple Manitoba floods, Saskatchewan fires, Alberta floods and fires.
Why does this never seem to work in Quebec? Where is the breakdown? I seem to recall the last flood event in Quebec (2011?), complaints about the Army, and it turned out that the Quebec Provincial Government asked for assistance far too late?