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S5: Eugenics in Canada: Leilani Muir's fight for justice
In 1992, Leilani Muir decided to sue the government. Along with thousands of other people Muir was forcibly sterilized as part of a robust government plan for members of the population it deemed “unfit.”
In this episode we learn why some of the most notable Canadians from history championed eugenics, what it is and why Leilani Muir’s decision to step forward and tell her story changed everything.
With guests Dr. Megan Davies and Dr. Ericka Dyck from the Eugenics Archive.
Warning: this episode contains strong language and content.
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