Part One of The Current
It's Monday November 14th.
Iran warns the West that if it dares to launch an attack, Tehran will respond -- with a strong slap.
Currently, US President Barack Obama says if Iran employs the strong slap, the US will launch two purple nurples and wedgy.
This is The Current.
Leilani Muir successfully sues Alberta government for wrongful sterilization
For Leilani Muir, that 1995 success in court was a welcome victory in a life she seems to have endured rather than lived. The ordeal began in her childhood. Born to a farm family in Alberta in 1944, Leilani was the child of a woman who had no wish for daughters. After several tries, her mother found Leilani a new home -- the Provincial Training School in Red Deer.
The facility was meant for people who were referred to as "mental defectives". In her still to be published autobiography she remembers what it was like to be be taken to the school. That School would be her home for 10 years but early on she was taken in for a surgical procedure; an operation that would irrevocably change the course of her life. Leilani Muir was in Edmonton.
Leilani Muir successfully sued the Alberta government for wrongful sterilization. She won the case in 1995, more than 700 others have also been compensated. 2822 people were sterilized under Alberta's eugenics laws.
Peter Lougheed abolished the law in the early 70s. Leilani Muir has just completed a yet-to-be published autobiography.
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