SARS lawsuits against Ontario get the go-ahead

CBC News, August 23, 2005

An Ontario judge ruled Tuesday that two lawsuits launched over Ontario's handling of the SARS crisis two years ago can proceed.

Both lawsuits charge that the government put the province's economic interests ahead of the safety of its nurses.

One suit is a $600 million class action by Andrea Williams, a nurse who became infected with SARS on the verge of a second outbreak in May 2003. Williams was exposed to SARS while undergoing a surgical procedure at North York General Hospital in Toronto. ... SARS