Rob Ford tumour diagnosis: Do politicians have a right to medical privacy?

Mark Gollom reports:

When Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s doctor released the details of his abdominal tumour, it may have surprised  some Canadians, not used to such medical information being revealed about one of their politicians.

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It was a rare public detailing of a Canadian politician’s medical condition. And it brought into focus the issue of how much medical privacy politicians or political candidates are entitled to and how much information they should be required to disclose.

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