Federal judge approves thalidomide compensation program for survivors
Thalidomide was approved in Canada to treat morning sickness in pregnant women in the early 1960s but caused major problems in fetuses, particularly shortened and malformed limbs.
May 8, 2020
Fact file: Thalidomide
If you’re hearing about thalidomide for the first time, or wondering if it’s still sold in Canada, here’s the latest information with data from Health Canada.
Sep 1, 2012
Requirements for getting thalidomide compensation are nearly ‘impossible to meet’: lawsuit
In January, Bruce Wenham launched a lawsuit against the attorney general alleging the federal government’s requirements to get compensation are "effectively impossible to meet."
Feb 15, 2017
He says Thalidomide left him with deformed arms. Now he’s leading a class-action case
This case, surrounding Thalidomide survivors, concerns just under 170 people.
Nov 1, 2018
Thalidomide victims claim Kent Hehr repeatedly made ‘degrading’ comments to group
Members of a group of thalidomide survivors accused Disabilities Minister Kent Hehr of belittling them with insulting and degrading remarks during a meeting earlier this year.
Dec 5, 2017
‘Err on the side of compassion,’ health minister urged in dealings with potential thalidomide survivors
In the letter, committee chair and Liberal MP Bill Casey writes that he and his colleagues want to ensure all thalidomide survivors are recognized and compensated.
Jun 9, 2017
Thalidomide survivors still hope for funding
The federal NDP chastised the Conservative government for missing a deadline to provide funding to 95 thalidomide victims.
Jan 27, 2015
Ottawa to compensate thalidomide victims with $125K each
The federal government is offering a $125,000 lump-sum payment to to each of Canada's thalidomide victims, but the family of one survivor says it isn't enough.
Mar 6, 2015