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40th Parliament, 2nd Session
January 26, 2009 - December 30, 2009
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An Act to promote safety and security with respect to human pathogens and toxins
Short Title
Human Pathogens and Toxins Act
Statute of Canada
2009, c. 24
Last Stage Completed
Royal Assent (2009-06-23)
Progress: Royal Assent
Further Reading
Reading List
  • Biosecurity : the next public policy imperative for Canada and the world. Stoett, Peter J. Policy options, 27:24-30, Feb. 2006
  • Biosecurity under the rule of law. Gostin, Lawrence O. and David P. Fidler. Case Western Reserve journal of international law, 38:437-78, nos. 3/4 2006/2007
  • Dangerous pathogens in the laboratory: from smallpox to today's SARS setbacks and tomorrow's polio-free world. Heymann, David L., R. Bruce Aylward and Christopher Wolf. Lancet, 363:1566-68, May 15, 2004
  • How biodevelopment can enhance biosecurity [electronic resource]. Singer, Peter A. Bulletin of the atomic scientists, 65:23-30, Mar./Apr. 2009
  • La naissance de la biosécurité. Deziel, Pierre Luc. Raisons politiques, 32 :77-94, nov. 2008
  • Lab workers exposed to brucellosis by safety tests. Nature, 451:618, Feb. 6, 2008
  • The Anthrax Files. Ripley, Amanda. Time (Canadian edition), 172:18-19, Aug. 18, 2008
Party Press Releases
Related Links
  • Biosecurity for highly pathogenic avian influenza : issues and options. 2008
  • Development of an analytical tool to assess biosecurity legislation. 2007
  • FAO biosecurity toolkit. 2007
  • Human Pathogens and Toxins Act (HPTA): Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
  • Laboratory/clinical biohazards proposed legislative changes in educational facilities. Fall 2008
  • The Laboratory Biosafety Guidelines
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