World 14 February 2013 Canadian parliament bemoans lack of Zombie apocalypse preparations But what about the vampires, eh? Print HTML The Canadian legislature has either a) a lot more free time than ours or b) a very different understanding of the potential risks of a zombie apocalypse, because their parliament has been debating the extent of the countries preparedness for Z-day: In case you're wondering, the American Centre for Disease Control really does have a Zombie Preparedness page, which includes a comic, poster, and blog post. The whole thing has a serious undertone, though. As the CDC director, Ali Khan, says: If you are generally well equipped to deal with a zombie apocalypse you will be prepared for a hurricane, pandemic, earthquake, or terrorist attack. › Living the thigh life at the new Harold Pinter Theatre Photograph: Getty Images Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter. Subscribe More Related articles How two Canadians helped me get America into perspective Hannan Fodder: This week, Daniel Hannan gets his excuses in early Europe’s last Blairite: Can Manuel Valls win the French presidency?