Thursday March 17, 2016

Remembering Leilani Muir

Leilani Muir  made history after successfully suing the provincial government for being sterilized without her knowledge at the age of 14, after she failed an IQ test.

Leilani Muir made history after successfully suing the provincial government for being sterilized without her knowledge at the age of 14, after she failed an IQ test. (CBC)

Listen 19:03

Leilani Muir was an advocate for sterilization victims and a champion for the rights of people with disabilities.

Muir was sterilized at the age of 14 without her knowledge, after failing an IQ test. When she successfully sued the provincial government over her sterilization, she paved the way for compensation for more than 700 victims. 

Muir passed away in Alberta this week, she was 71.

Listen to her conversation with Anna Maria Tremonti from November, 2011.