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Thalidomide task force established

The Story

In 1987, the War Amps of Canada, an organization that assists Canadian amputees, establishes a task force to seek compensation from the Canadian government for thalidomide victims. Two years later the task force recommends $10 million in compensation. Their report argues that the Canadian government had a moral responsibility to ensure that thalidomide victims were properly compensated since the government allowed the drug to remain available in Canada when many dangers were already known.

Medium: Television
Program: Monitor
Broadcast Date: Nov. 23, 1987
Guest(s): Cliff Chadderton, Sandy Hatch, Lloyd Perry, Randy Warren
Reporter: Jeffrey Kofman
Duration: 13:05

Did You know?

• The U.S. drug company, Merrell, indicated that 6,423,795 thalidomide tablets under the trade name Kevadon were distributed in Canada.



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