Gord Brown advocates for Thalidomide victims
June 14, 2017
Tony Clement talks with Gord Brown (MP, Leeds-Grenville — Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, Ontario) about his work advocating for victims of Thalidomide. Decades ago, Thalidomide was used as a medication to help alleviate morning sickness for pregnant women, however it also caused debilitating – and sometimes deadly – birth defects in the children. Now adults, many of victims have received compensation. However due to lost records in the intervening decades, not all victims have been able to satisfy the level of proof required by the government that their birth defects were caused by Thalidomide. Mr. Brown has been advocating for a solution that will see the remaining victims compensated.