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House Government Bill
38th Parliament, 1st Session
October 4, 2004 - November 29, 2005
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An Act to prevent the introduction and spread of communicable diseases
Short Title
Quarantine Act
Statute of Canada
2005, c. 20
Last Stage Completed
Royal Assent (2005-05-13)
Progress: Royal Assent
Further Reading
Reading List
  • After SARS : fear and its uses. Leavitt, Lewis A. Dissent, pp. 54-8, Fall 2003
  • Bioterrorism, public health, and civil liberties. Annas, George J. New England journal of medicine, 346:1337-42, Apr. 25, 2002
  • Canada is ready if SARS returns. Square, David. CMAJ:Canadian Medical Association journal, 170:185, Jan. 20, 2004
  • Constitutional jurisdiction over health in Canada. Jackman, Martha. Health law journal, 8:95-, 2000
  • Fear and coughing in Toronto: SARS and the uses of risk. Leslie, Myles. Canadian journal of communication, 31:367-89, no. 2 2006
  • Flu shots - National and provincial/territorial trends. Johansen, Helen, Christie Sambell and Wenxia Zhao. Health reports, 17:43-8, May 2006
  • Is the Quarantine Act relevant?. Schabas, Richard. CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association journal, 176:1840-2, June 19, 2007
  • Our future with SARS. Fowler, Geoffrey A. Far Eastern economic review, 166:28-37, Aug. 21, 2003
  • Outbreak: is the law ready for the next epidemic?. Mann, Michelle. National, 12:16-22, Oct. 2003
  • Public health law and ethics: lessons from SARS and quarantine. Ries, Nola M. Health law review, 13:3-6, no. 1 2004
  • SARS : a warning. Prescott, Elizabeth M. Survival, 45:207-25, Autumn 2003
  • SARS thrusts quarantine into the limelight. Mitka, Mike. JAMA, 290:1696-8, Oct. 1, 2003
  • The effect of universal influenza immunization on vaccination rates in Ontario. Kwong, Jeff C. et al. Health reports, 17:31-40, May 2006
  • The Model State Emergency Health Powers Act : planning for and response to bioterrorism and naturally occurring infectious diseases. Gostin, Jason W. et al. JAMA, 288:622-8, Aug. 7, 2002
Party Press Releases
Related Links
  • Canada Communicable Disease Report 1996-2004, Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Communicable Disease Surveillance and Response (World Health Organization), (en anglais seulement)
  • Infectious Diseases, Public Health Agency of Canada
  • New Quarantine Act Reintroduced in Parliament, Canada (Medical News Today)
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