The Canadian Press

1993-05-27 | AIDS-compensation-Nova-Scotia

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Nova Scotia became the first province to announce a compensation package for those infected with the virus that causes AIDS through contaminated blood. The package guaranteed an income of 30-thousand dollars a year to those who were infected, as well as to their infected spouses and children. Randy Conners, who had full blown AIDS, had been campaigning for such a package for months. He said now he could rest easy. (The package covered drug costs for AIDS-related treatments, post-secondary education for children, funeral expenses and a 50-thousand dollar life insurance benefit.)

Date: 1993-05-27
Placeline: Halifax, NS, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 20 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << I'll never have to worry about when I die that Janet and my son are going to be financially strapped and go on welfare all those things that are so concerned about earlier they will be taken care of, and to me that was the biggest thing I know I know now that I don't have to worry about them after I'm done >>

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