A legislative failure of epidemic proportions

Attara, Amir; Hébert, Paul C.; Kale, Rajendra; Stanbrook, Matthew B.; Sibbald, Barbara; Flegel, Ken; MacDonald, Noni
July 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/1/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 1, p9
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the failure of the legislature to protect and inform Canadian people on epidemics like severe acute respiratory syndrome and avian influenza. He noted that the Auditor General of Canada had reminded Ottawa and provinces for its indolent job in protecting the people from epidemic. He comments on the slow actions of the government in sharing epidemiologic information in a disease outbreak and suggests parliament to constitute legislation on epidemic information.


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