Lawyers seek publication ban as they move forward with multi-province proposed class-action lawsuit
Jul 09, 2019
Two Indigenous women who allege they were sterilized against their will in Manitoba hospitals as recently as last year are suffering from anxiety and psychological trauma as a result, according to court documents.
The most recent case allegedly happened in 2018 at a Winnipeg hospital after a woman gave birth to her second child. The older case allegedly happened at a Brandon hospital in 1985 after a woman’s fourth birth, according to documents filed last month in Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench.
The two women’s cases are part of a proposed class-action lawsuit involving cases in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, B.C., Yukon and the N.W.T.