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Canadian Public Health Association calls for new federal powers over public health spending

April 9, 2020

As the COVID-19 outbreak ramps up, the Canadian Public Health Association is issuing a call for more federal power to direct national spending on public health.

Ian Culbert, executive director of the Canadian Public Health Association, is scheduled to speak to the Commons health committee Thursday, and says he will outline the association’s concerns, which he says are not a criticism of the Public Health Agency of Canada.[...]

How much should the public know about COVID-19 cases? It depends who you ask

March 31, 2020

The line between transparency and privacy is one that public health officials across the country are wrestling with, according to Ian Culbert, executive director of the Canadian Public Health Association.

He said knowing more about the outbreak in their community could help people follow advice from public health.

80-year-old quarantine poster offers perspective

March 31, 2020

According to the Canadian Public Health Association, the first known outbreak of polio in Canada happened in 1910 after the death of a young girl in Hamilton, not far from Dunnville. She had been misdiagnosed with rabies, a sign of the difficulties polio would cause patients and public health officials for the next 50 years.