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Date of this Version

October 2005


The objective of Canada’s National Chronic Wasting Disease Control Strategy is to establish a coordinated national policy and a disease response and management framework to minimize the negative impacts of Chronic Wasting Disease on biodiversity, human and livestock health, the environment and the economy. The ultimate objective of this Strategy is to eradicate Chronic Wasting Disease from Canada or, failing this, to achieve the tightest possible control of the disease so that it does not spread to new geographic areas or to new species, and so that its environmental, economic and health impacts are minimized. As mandated by the federalprovincial/ territorial Resource Ministers Council in September 2004, the Chronic Wasting Disease Control Strategy is a direct application of Canada’s National Wildlife Disease Strategy, applied to this specific disease issue and created under the leadership of the Canadian Wildlife Directors Committee.