Canada Imposes Visa Bans on Ebola-Affected Countries

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Canada is closing its doors to residents of three West African countries battling Ebola.
The federal government is suspending visas and permanent resident applications – for anyone from Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
The government says it’s to protect the health of Canadians.
And it follows a similar move by Australia.
But the World Health Organization says there’s no evidence travel bans are effective.
The decision may also violate an international treaty Canada helped negotiate after the SARS outbreak in 2003.
For more reaction, we spoke to Amir Attaran.
He is an International Law professor at the University of Ottawa.
And he also helped draft Canada’s International Health Regulations.

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Rajiv Rajan says:

OFAWCMFQER: Diseases are killing Canadians.

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