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Judge halts Agent Orange class-action lawsuit

“A Court of Appeal has decertified a class-action lawsuit relating to Agent Orange at a former military base in New Brunswick. More than 3,000 people from across Canada – including close to 70 from this province – were involved in a class-action lawsuit against the government and the chemical manufacturers. They were seeking compensation for [...]

Canada’s Agent Orange Victims Still Seeking Justice

Bruce Brown died of cancer at age 18. Some of Marilyn Kissinger’s other friends lived into their early and late twenties, dying in the late 1960s. Most had died by the late 1980s. Doreen Thomas says her friends and family lasted until their forties and sixties, but ”everybody’s household was full of cancer. The people [...]

Tonight! – Blowback – A Canadian History of Agent Orange and the War at Home

Fredericton Book Launching: Blowback – A Canadian History of Agent Orange and the War at Home When: Thursday, April 16, 7pm Where: Renaissance College, 811 Charlotte Street, Fredericton, NB Join author Chris Arsenault, the Conservation Council’s David Coon and the Fredericton Peace Coalition’s Gloria Paul to discuss the book Blowback. Blowback is the story of [...]

Filmmakers focusing on ‘Canada’s dirty secret’

The four-person crew is in Fredericton this month working on a documentary about the lingering effects of Agent Orange, a defoliant used by the U.S. military during the Vietnam war, and other toxic chemicals sprayed at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown in 1966 and 1967.

Veterans, families very angry

August 2, 2007 Two very different groups serve this nation. Our soldiers guard our sovereignty, do our dirty work while earning diddly-squat, risk and sometimes lose their lives and all the while protect us. Our politicians sit in well-upholstered chairs in expensive offices, make and break laws, lie frequently and steal whatever isn’t nailed down. [...]

Agent Orange money coming, minister promises again

The federal government, faced with criticism over delays, offered another deadline for promised compensation for victims of toxic defoliants sprayed onto a New Brunswick army base in the mid-1960s.

The Case Against Agent Orange and All Mutagenic Weapons

I met with a group of Vietnamese citizens, led by Dr. Nguyen Trong Nhan, bearing witness to the plight of millions of Vietnamese people affected by Agent Orange. Now 77 years old, Dr. Nhan is one of Vietnam’s foremost ophthalmologists. He was Vietnam’s minister of health from 1992 to 1995, and recently he served as [...]

Government has ignored Agent Orange issue

Has this ever happened to you in a doctor’s office?You take your mother into a nerve specialist’s examination room and, during the examination, ask this specialist if your mother’s family doctor noted her exposure to Agent Orange from 1958-64. The nerve specialist looks up from your mother’s numb hands with a bemused smile and says, [...]

Researchers ‘shocked’ at Agent Orange contamination in Vietnam

The dangerous herbicide Agent Orange is still contaminating soil and fish in Vietnam at an alarming rate, a Canadian environmental firm has found.

Journalists tire of Gagetown, just as government expected

February 19, 2007 After reading a transcript of the Base Gagetown and Area Fact Finding Project’s (BGAFFP) last press conference, it wasn’t hard to see why Dr. Furlong did not invite the people who are actually affected by these chemicals to attend. Most notably absent was the Agent Orange Association of Canada (AOAC), as most [...]