Jordan's Principle remains in limbo

Lett, Dan
December 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;12/2/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 12, p1256
Academic Journal
The article reports on the inadequate development of Jordan's Principle, a child first principle to resolve jurisdictional disputes involving the care of First Nations children in Canada. It was established after the death of 5-year-old Jordan River Anderson who suffered from a rare muscular disorder and was conceptualized by the House of Commons. It mentions that the bill was endorsed by the federal Liberals and New Democrats but was denied by the Conservatives.


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