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Canadian women compensated for sterilisation

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7027.330b (Published 10 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:330
  1. Owen Dyer

    A Canadian court has awarded a woman $C740 280 (pounds sterling370 140; $555 210) for being sterilised as part of a eugenics programme in the western province of Alberta. The Alberta Eugenics Board was founded in 1928 to apply the Sexual Sterilization Act, by which people classed as “feeble-minded” were forcibly sterilised, often without their knowledge.

    Ms Liliana Muir, aged 51, took the provincial government to court …

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