Jordan's Principle, governments' paralysis

MacDonald, Noni; Attaran, Amir
August 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/14/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 4, p321
Academic Journal
The article presents information on Jordan, a child who died after becoming what the authors view as a victim of racial discrimination in Manitoba. Jordan was an aboriginal child with a rare neuromuscular disorder. As the authors note, the federal and Manitoba governments could not agree on who was financially responsible for Jordan's care. They state Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms forbids discrimination, and they endorse putting the medical needs of First Nation's children first.


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