Opinion

Parliamentarians were right to pass law against genetic discrimination

Insurance companies already discriminate based on lifestyle choices and family history, so why not genetics? A genome is not under your control, unlike a smoking habit or skydiving hobby.

Former Senator James Cowan championed the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act (Bill S-201), which received royal assent in May.The Hill Times file photograph

PUBLISHED :Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 12:00 AM

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