Ministry Reports

The SARS Commission – Spring of Fear

Final Report

The Honourable Mr. Justice Archie Campbell, Commissioner

December 2006

The Campbell Commission has released the third and final report on the 2003 outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The independent Commission to Investigate the Introduction and Spread of SARS was established by the Government of Ontario as an investigation under section 78 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act. Mr. Justice Archie Campbell of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice was appointed Commissioner.

This final report explores questions about the SARS crisis and future public health emergencies, and makes recommendations.

The full report is available for download in PDF format below :

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The SARS Commission - Executive Summary
14 pages | 5 Mb | PDF format

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The SARS Commission - Spring of Fear – Final Report
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