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Feds show off new disease centre in Winnipeg, vow to be ready for pandemic

Federal health officials expressed confidence Friday that Canada is ready for the next infectious disease outbreak as they officially opened a new $3-million emergency operations centre. But they admitted the final say on how an outbreak would be dealt with lies in provincial hands. “Because public health is a provincial primary jurisdiction, that’s where the legislation lies, that’s where the regulations lie,” said Dr. David Butler-Jones, Canada’s chief public health officer. Full Story

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