Parliament Broke its Promise to Thalidomide Victims Like Me

Susan Wagner-White | Posted 05.09.2015 | Canada Politics
Susan Wagner-White

On December 1, I arrived at Parliament Hill after receiving an invitation from then NDP Health Critic Libby Davies. Ms. Davies had tabled the motion for the government to give the 95 Canadian thalidomide victims full support. The motion was adopted and passed. Then, the moment I will never forget as long as I live. Every MP stood, raised their eyes to the balcony where we were standing, and gave us a three minute ovation. Three months later, Friday, March 6, 2015, Hon. Rona Ambrose read a press release. The government would be giving us half of what we had asked for. What?

Government Misses Deadline To Help Thalidomide Survivors

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.28.2015 | Canada Living

OTTAWA - The federal NDP chastised the Conservative government on Monday for missing a deadline to provide funding to 95 thalidomide victims.The Thali...

Thalidomide Victims Call Company's Late Apology 'Pathetic'

CBC | Posted 11.01.2012 | Canada Living

The German manufacturer of the anti-morning sickness pill thalidomide — blamed for causing birth defects in thousands of babies — has issued its f...