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Eugenics (Human Rights)

Muir v. Alberta, 1996

  • In 1996, Leilani Muir won a lawsuit against the Manitoba government who forced her sterilization without her knowledge.
  • This case had national implications for the rights of persons with disabilities and their mistreatment during Canada's history of eugenic practices, which forced the sterilization of countless Canadians.
  • Muir obtained compensation for her mistreatment, which o