Today, the Canadian Parliament will hear testimony concerning the torture and tragic death in detention of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who uncovered the largest corporate tax fraud in Russian history, identified the senior Russian perpetrators, and paid for it with his life. One might wonder: What is the Canadian connection to all this?
It was estimated that between 1962-1970 over 9,000 kg of mercury had been poured into the Wabigoon-English River system. More than four decades later the effects of mercury poisoning persist. Scientists examined 160 adults from Grassy Narrows and White Dog reserve. Over 33 per cent were diagnosed with the disease and a total of 58 per cent were still affected in some way by the mercury.