Canadian genocide - forced sterilisations widespread in 70s: researcher

01 September 2015 - 11:05 By REUTERS

The coercive sterilisation of indigenous women in Canadian health centres during the 1970s was more widespread than previously believed, with impoverished communities in the north disproportionately targeted, a researcher has found. The Canadian government was often aware of the problem, but did not act to stop it, said Karen Stote, a women's studies professor at Waterloo, Ontario-based Wilfrid Laurier University who conducted archival research for a recently released study.

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