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dc.contributor.authorColwell, Clark
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-02T15:26:42Z
dc.date.available2016-03-02T15:26:42Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/70888
dc.description.abstractInfectious diseases have recently found renewed significance in Canadian scholarship, with a corresponding increased interest in Canada’s overall preparedness, including legal preparedness, to combat infectious disease emergencies. Nearly every Canadian province has emergency legislation containing a “basket clause” – a provision which, for the duration of an emergency, authorizes a decision maker to take ‘all necessary measures’ to defeat it. Public health legal preparedness scholarship has not yet examined what criteria the decision maker must consider before deciding to deploy measures that could seriously impact the rights of individuals, including those under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. This thesis proposes that decision makers ought to have legislative guidance on how to use these special powers. The incorporation of public health, ethics, and legal principles into reformed legislation could provide for increased accountability, transparency, efficiency and effectiveness, while allowing for more focused judicial review.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectLawen_US
dc.subjectAdministrative Lawen_US
dc.subjectPublic Healthen_US
dc.subjectPublic Health Lawen_US
dc.subjectPublic Health Ethicsen_US
dc.titleJUSTIFIED OUTBREAK: BRINGING TOGETHER LAW, PUBLIC HEALTH, AND ETHICS DURING AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE EMERGENCYen_US
dc.date.defence2016-02-29
dc.contributor.departmentFaculty of Lawen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Lawsen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerN/Aen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorJocelyn Downieen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerSheila Wildemanen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerElaine Gibsonen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorWilliam Laheyen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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