From Ashifa Kassam's 5-11-18 Guardian article entitled "Canada Sued Over Years of Alleged Experimentation On Indigenous People":
A class action lawsuit has been filed in a Canadian court on behalf
of the thousands of indigenous people alleged to have been unwittingly
subjected to medical experiments without their consent.
Filed this month in a courtroom in the province of Saskatchewan, the lawsuit holds the federal government responsible for experiments allegedly carried out on reserves and in residential schools between the 1930s and 1950s.
The suit also accuses the Canadian government of a long history of
“discriminatory and inadequate medical care” at Indian hospitals and
sanatoriums – key components of a segregated healthcare system that operated across the country from 1945 into the early 1980s.
“This strikes me as so atrocious that there ought to be punitive and
exemplary damages awarded, in addition to compensation,” said Tony
Merchant, whose Merchant Law Group filed the class action.
The lawsuit, which has not yet been tested in court, alleges that
residential schools – where more than 150,000 aboriginal children were
carted off in an attempt to forcibly assimilate them into Canadian society
– were used as sites for nutritional experiments, where researchers
tested out their theories about vitamins and certain foods.
“The wrong here is that nobody knew it was happening. Their families didn’t know it was happening,” Merchant said.
To read the rest of Kassam's article, click HERE.