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The Law: Exploring Legal Documents & the Canada Health Act
Legal documents provide valuable information to support your research and learning about the right to health care in Canada. Federal and provincial/territorial documents such as the Canada Health Act or legislation can be accessed online.
A selection of legal sources are outlined below.
Publicly available information from Health Canada, the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health.
Ontario e-Laws Database
Legal documents from the Government of Ontario.
Government of Canada: Health Portfolio
Access information from Health Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
Provincial/Territorial Ministries of Health
Access online through a web search
Humber Libraries: Legal Research
Access the legal research guide, and quick links to legal databases available through Humber Libraries
Access the Canada Health Act and browse through the document while considering the topic of private vs. public health care in Canada.
What information does the Canada Health Act provide about the government's responsibility toward the health of Canadians?
What rights do Canadians have in regard to health care?