Interim Staff

Conservative MP Gary Breitkreuz (Yorkton-Melville) introduced a motion to have the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights investigate the case of Lloyd Schrier, whose mother underwent “de-patterning” experiments in 1960 under CIA-funded Montreal psychiatrist Ewen Cameron until her nine-month of pregnancy.

In 1994, Ottawa compensated 77 of Cameron’s patients who were exposed to prolonged drug-induced sleep and massive electroshock treatments. Although Schrier’s family was compensated for the experiments performed on Lloyd’s mother, the government rejected his claim that he was an unconsenting patient because he was not yet born. Justice Minister Irwin Cotler has refused to review the issue.