COVID Alert App — Part 6, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)

source: me. all mistakes and omissions: mine
  1. Health Canada has public health authority and responsibility. Health Canada has a fundamental relationship to public trust in public health policy.
  2. Health Canada, as part of being the app’s business owner, is/was in charge of coordinating with the provinces and territories (see clause f in the advisory council’s terms of reference). It’s at the provincial and territorial level that all the realities of how this app was supposed to work became real. To make the app “work”, there was going to need to be major coordination work with the provinces on health systems. This relates to testing capacity, lab processes, and one-time keys. This is not ISED’s realm. See the following from federal planning documents available through the access to information process. “Adoption by P/T healthcare providers will be a complicated, labour-intensive process unique to each P/T and is crucial to the app’s success.”
Adoption by P/T healthcare providers will be a complicated, labour-intensive process unique to each P/T and is crucial to the app’s success.
may 2020 federal govt awareness of jurisdiction work as core work in planning documents
a screenshot of a document that says “We do not yet have a plan for measuring whether, or how much, exposure notification is helping slow the spread of COVID-19”
red stars red flags
source: https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/icgc.nsf/eng/h_00018.html

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