The Canadian Press

1998-03-11 | Alberta Sterilization Law

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The Alberta government was forced to abandon its bill to limit compensation to victims of forced sterilization after it had announced on Mar. 11 that it would use the notwithstanding clause to prevent the legislation from being challenged. The move sparked a public outcry that caused it to kill Bill 26. Ken Nelson, who was sterilized in 1960 when he was a mental patient, called the legislation a slap in the face.

Date: 1998-03-11
Placeline: EDMONTON, Alberta.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 13 seconds

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