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Handout 1.4
Information Organizer: The SARS Crisis

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Name: ______________________________________________________

1- Summary of the SARS situation:

2- What were the actions taken by the Canadian government?

3- How were Canadians affected?

4- How could the situation have been dealt with differently?

5- Would you have changed the government's actions (yes or no)? If yes, explain how you would have changed its actions, and why. If no, explain why you would not have changed its actions.

6- How was the Quarantine Act changed?

7- List the Primary and Secondary sources you consulted.

8- Explore the Activity Resources section for information on the Quarantine Act. What is the purpose of this Act?

9- Take several minutes to review the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
(http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/charter/)

As a class, or in small groups, discuss the following questions:

  • Is there any "freedom" in the Charter that might come into conflict with the Quarantine Act?
  • Could there ever be a situation where these two documents might come into conflict?

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