Parliament adopts Jordan's principle

January 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/29/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 3, p277
Academic Journal
The article reports that parliament members in Canada has voted to adopt the Jordan's Principle in resolving the healthcare disagreements which involves First Nations children. The principle is embodied in New Democrat Member of Parliament Jean Crowder's motion calls on government to embrace the child first approach to resolve jurisdictional disputes related to children. The "CMAJ" periodical has urged that the medical needs of First Nation's children be the prime consideration in such intergovernmental disputes.


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