Federal Authorities During Public Health Emergencies

23 March 2020, 3:20 p.m. (Disponible en français : Les pouvoirs du gouvernement fédéral en cas d’urgence de santé publique) Constitutional Framework Section 91 of the Constitution Act, 1867 sets out areas of jurisdiction exclusive to Parliament under which it may legislate in the event of public health emergencies. Among Parliament’s exclusive powers are those…

Ebola Virus

Ebola: The Disease, Canadian Government Interventions, and Economic Impacts

Raphaëlle Deraspe Economics, Resources and International Affairs Division (Aussi disponsible en français : Ebola : La maladie, les interventions du gouvernement canadien et les répercussions économiques) The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has been described by the World Health Organization (WHO) as “the largest and most complex Ebola outbreak since the Ebola virus was first…