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Failing Federation: Why Canada is Ineffective at COVID-19   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Document: "My goal in this article is to explain how Canada's Constitution has come to help--or hinder--an effective response to COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019]. The principal purpose is not to advocate for Canadian law reform, which is clearly necessary. Rather the aim is to explain how health law generally, and the legal and political contours of Canadian federalism more specifically, have acted as a brake on the country's response to COVID-19, which, while better than that of the United States, is still so shockingly bad as to deserve no emulation. Both countries have failed at COVID-19 and are examples of how not to prepare for and respond to pandemic emergencies. Indeed, it is difficult to find countries, even much more severely affected ones, whose performance at tamping down the epidemic has been worse."

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2020
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2020 Amir Attaran
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Journal of National Security Law & Policy: http://jnslp.com/
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Journal of National Security Law & Policy (2020), v.11 no.1
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