The federal government's abandonment of health

Hébert, Paul C.; Stanbrook, Matthew
December 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;12/14/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 18, pE809
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the failure of federal government in Canada to implement existing laws and set the country's health as priority. He notes that lack of federal stewardship has worsened the country's ability to protect public health. He points out that the renegotiation of the 2003-2004 health accords that will end in 2014 offers an ideal leadership opportunity.


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