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Vulnerable: The Law, Policy and Ethics of COVID-19
Colleen M. Flood, Vanessa MacDonnell, Jane Philpott, Sophie Thériault, Sridhar Venkatapuram (eds)
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Includes pieces on diverse topics from 70 contributors (20 from CHLPE) across law, policy, ethics, medicine, health sciences, economics, management, and more. Vast changes—for many devastating—have swept the world in a few months and are difficult for any one person to grasp at once. That is why a collaborative effort such as this edited, multidisciplinary collection is needed. This book surveys the legal and policy responses to the pandemic and confronts the vulnerabilities and interconnectedness made visible by it. These include not just vulnerabilities of people harmed by the virus, but vulnerabilities of those harmed by our responses to it. No less, they include vulnerabilities in our institutions, governance and legal structures, and vulnerabilities at the global level.

Is Two-Tier Health Care the Future?
Colleen M. Flood, Bryan Thomas (eds)
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Canadians are deeply worried about wait times for health. This book explores whether or not two-tier health care is a solution. Entrepreneurial doctors and private clinics are bringing Charter challenges to existing laws that restrict a two-tier system. They argue that Canada is an outlier amongst developed countries in limiting options to jump the queue. In this book, leading researchers explore the public and private mix in Canada and other countries. We explain the history and complexity of interactions between public and private funding of health care. We also explain the many regulations and policies found in different countries.

Red Zones: Criminal Law and the Territorial Governance of Marginalized People
Marie-Eve Sylvestre, Nicholas Blomley, Céline Bellot
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Red Zones examines the territorial restrictions and other bail and sentencing conditions that are increasingly issued by courts in criminal proceedings. Drawing on extensive fieldwork with legal actors in the criminal justice system, as well as those who have been subjected to court surveillance, the authors demonstrate the devastating impact these restrictions have on the marginalized populations—the homeless, drug users, sex workers and protesters—who depend on public spaces. On a broader level, the authors show how red zones create a form of legal territorialization that threatens to invert traditional expectations of justice.

Halsbury's Laws of Canada – Public Health
Colleen M. Flood et al
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The Public Health title of Halsbury's Laws of Canada examines the Canadian law that empowers public health officials and institutions to carry out various functions to deliver public health programs and services, prevent the spread of disease, and promote and protect the health of the population. Halsbury's Laws is a staple reference for legal professionals and scholars in common law systems.

Behavioural Policies for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Patrick Fafard, E. de Leeuw (series eds)
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Behavioural Policies for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention aims to develop a theoretical understanding of how policymakers take up public health challenges and how policies change over the course of time. In particular it discusses the rise of behavioural health policies in various countries.

Occupational Health and Safety and Employment-Related Geographical Mobility
Barbara Neis, Katherine Lippel (eds)
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Globally, employment-related geographical mobility (geographical movement to and within work) is a pervasive aspect of work that has potential health and safety implications. Focusing on the Canadian context, this collection identifies key health and safety challenges associated with extended/complex employment-related geographical mobility.

The Paraphilias: Changing Suits in the Evolution of Sexual Interest Paradigms
J. Paul Fedoroff
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This book examines current and past perspectives concerning unconventional sexual interests. Extensively referenced, it challenges the dogma that sexual interests are immutably determined during a single critical period and are thereafter unchangeable. It critically reviews the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) and the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) diagnostic criteria for paraphilic disorders. It provides assessment and treatment recommendations for each of the paraphilias listed in the DSM-5 and ICD-10. The book provides extensive case histories and tables summarizing more than 100 paraphilias and the latest research. It is written for mental health clinicians and specialists in the fields of sexology, forensic psychology, and psychiatry.

Genetic Resources, Justice and Reconciliation: Canada and Global Access and Benefit Sharing
Chidi Oguamanam (ed)
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When the oral history of a medicinal plant as a genetic resource is used to develop a blockbuster drug, how is the contribution of Indigenous peoples recognized in research and commercialization? This book is the result of research conducted in partnership with Canadian Indigenous peoples on access and benefit sharing policies over genetic resources and Indigenous knowledge.