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‘The door has widened’: senator hears of mounting sterilization concerns

Jan 11 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Increased national awareness about coerced sterilization of Indigenous women has resulted in mounting concerns about other vulnerable women who may have been endured the practice, an Ontario senator says. Sen. Yvonne Boyer, who has proposed a Senate committee study recent allegations of Indigenous women who say they were coerced into tubal ligations during childbirth, said her office has also heard concerns […]

‘The door has widened’: senator hears of mounting sterilization concerns

Jan 11 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Increased national awareness about coerced sterilization of Indigenous women has resulted in mounting concerns about other vulnerable women who may have been endured the practice, an Ontario senator says. Sen. Yvonne Boyer, who has proposed a Senate committee study recent allegations of Indigenous women who say they were coerced into tubal ligations during childbirth, said her office has also heard concerns […]

‘The door has widened’: senator hears of mounting sterilization concerns

Jan 11 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Increased national awareness about coerced sterilization of Indigenous women has resulted in mounting concerns about other vulnerable women who may have been endured the practice, an Ontario senator says. Sen. Yvonne Boyer, who has proposed a Senate committee study recent allegations of Indigenous women who say they were coerced into tubal ligations during childbirth, said her office has also heard concerns […]

Thalidomide survivor calls on government to boost annual payment

Jan 10 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — A Health Canada revamp of a compensation program doesn't boost annual payments to a level that could make the difference between independence and institutionalization, thalidomide survivor Fiona Sampson said Thursday. Changes to the federal program announced on Wednesday include an increase to a lump-sum payment for survivors — to $250,000 from $125,000 and an update to eligibility […]

Thalidomide survivor calls on government to boost annual payment

Jan 10 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — A Health Canada revamp of a compensation program doesn't boost annual payments to a level that could make the difference between independence and institutionalization, thalidomide survivor Fiona Sampson said Thursday. Changes to the federal program announced on Wednesday include an increase to a lump-sum payment for survivors — to $250,000 from $125,000 and an update to eligibility […]

Thalidomide survivor calls on government to boost annual payment

Jan 10 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — A Health Canada revamp of a compensation program doesn't boost annual payments to a level that could make the difference between independence and institutionalization, thalidomide survivor Fiona Sampson said Thursday. Changes to the federal program announced on Wednesday include an increase to a lump-sum payment for survivors — to $250,000 from $125,000 and an update to eligibility […]

New program for Canadian thalidomide survivors aims to help with costs of aging

Jan 9 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor says the federal government is launching a new financial program in the spring for Canadians harmed by a now-banned pregnancy drug. The Canadian Thalidomide Survivors Support Program will replace an existing one and provide a tax-free, lump sum payment to survivors to help cover health-care needs. Thalidomide was […]

New program for Canadian thalidomide survivors aims to help with costs of aging

Jan 9 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor says the federal government is launching a new financial program in the spring for Canadians harmed by a now-banned pregnancy drug. The Canadian Thalidomide Survivors Support Program will replace an existing one and provide a tax-free, lump sum payment to survivors to help cover health-care needs. Thalidomide was […]

Pipeline protesters delay Trudeau speech to First Nations with drums, chants

Jan 8 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Dozens of pipeline protesters delayed an appearance by the prime minister in Ottawa on Tuesday afternoon, drumming and chanting in a government building where Justin Trudeau was set to speak. Police kept the prime minister and Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott, Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett and Environment Minister Catherine McKenna out of a Sussex Drive building in Ottawa where Trudeau was […]

Pipeline protesters delay Trudeau speech to First Nations with drums, chants

Jan 8 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Dozens of pipeline protesters delayed an appearance by the prime minister in Ottawa on Tuesday afternoon, drumming and chanting in a government building where Justin Trudeau was set to speak. Police kept the prime minister and Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott, Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett and Environment Minister Catherine McKenna out of a Sussex Drive building in Ottawa where Trudeau was […]

Pipeline protesters delay Trudeau speech to First Nations with drums, chants

Jan 8 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Dozens of pipeline protesters delayed an appearance by the prime minister in Ottawa on Tuesday afternoon, drumming and chanting in a government building where Justin Trudeau was set to speak. Police kept the prime minister and Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott, Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett and Environment Minister Catherine McKenna out of a Sussex Drive building in Ottawa where Trudeau was […]