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ISBN: 9781552211441-09

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Protecting Public Safety and Health

From: National Security Law

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Discusses natural threats to national security and public health and safety, such as extreme weather, seismic events, epidemic disease, industrial disasters and failures of critical infrastructure. Canadian disaster laws, including the Emergency Management Act and the Public Safety Act, are focused on, alongside provincial emergency laws and public health-related international law.

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Craig Forcese

Craig Forcese is an associate professor at the Faculty of Law (Common Law Section), University of Ottawa. He teaches public international law, national security law, administrative law and public law/legislation. Much of his present research and writing relates to national security, human rights and democratic accountability.