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Quarantine and the Law: the 2003 SARS Experience in Canada

The authority to quarantine individuals was tested by the 2003 global outbreak of SARS. Quarantine was used during that time as a public health intervention tool to attempt to control the disease in Toronto. The outbreak put the public health preparedness of the Ontario legal system to the test. This article examines the legal issues related to the use of quarantine as a tool to control infectious disease outbreaks using the Ontario SARS epidemic as a case study.

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Time to open Ontario and end mandates

A letter was sent to Ontario Premier Doug Ford by a group of CCCA scientific members as a warning against the extension of indiscriminate social distancing, mask use, and COVID-19 vaccine injections, recommended by the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table in their November 4, 2021, “COVID Risk Mitigation in Large Retail Settings” publication.

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Urgent Letter to Doug Ford: COVID-19 Vaccines Are Not Safe for Children and Youth

A letter was sent to Ontario Premier Doug Ford by a group of CCCA members alongside a larger group of academics and health professionals as a warning against the mass delivery of still-experimental COVID-19 injections recommended by the Science Table Advisory COVID-19 for Ontario in their recent report “Behavioural Science-Informed Strategies for Increasing COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake in Children and Youth”. 

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Response: COVID-19 vaccine mandates for Ontario’s hospital workers

Open letter to Premier Doug Ford providing scientific evidence supporting the right of health care workers to make an informed decision about their own health. Written and signed by several prominent Canadian scientists and doctors, refuting a recent publication by the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table released on October 19, 2021.

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