Eugenics in Canada: Leilani Muir's fight for justice
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."
Muir successfully sued he provincial government for being sterilized without her knowledge at the age of 14
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.
- Eugenics: A Very Short Introduction by Philippa Levin
- In the public good : eugenics and law in Ontario by C. Elizabeth Koester
- Our own master race : eugenics in Canada, 1885-1945 by Angus McLaren
- Challenging Choices: Canada's Population Control in the 1970s by Erika Dyck, and Maureen Lux
- Eugenics and the Firewall Canada's Nasty Little Secret by Jane Harris-Zsovan
- Eugenics in Canada The Canadian Encyclopedia
- Leilani Muir - Eugenics Archive Youtube
- Leilani Muir, advocate for Alberta's sterilization victims, dies CBC NEWS
- Graham Thomson: Leilani Muir helped shine light on Alberta's dark past Edmonton Journal
- The Eugenics Archive