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In a recent article for The Guardian, Dr. Samir Shaheen-Hussain, pediatric emergency physician and Assistant Professor at McGill University draws attention to the incomprehensible practice of separating critically ill children from their caregivers when being flown by ambulance planes to pediatric emergency centres in Montreal or Quebec City.  Although no official policy exists, Dr. Shaheen-Hussain is calling on Quebec Aeromedical Evacuations to put a definitive end to the de facto practice which disproportionately affects Inuit families and in his view – perpetuates the colonial paradigm.


Read the full article, here.


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May 24, 2018