QC Court of Appeal rules that US has legal immunity regarding Allan Memorial Institute experiments


The Quebec Court of Appeal has ruled that a 1982 Canadian law that governs lawsuits against foreign states cannot be used retroactively. La Presse reports that this ruling means that the United States cannot be prosecuted in Canada for experiments conducted from the 1940s to 1960s at the Allan Memorial Institute, which is affiliated with McGill University. A class action lawsuit alleges that Allan Memorial Institute founding director Dr Donald Ewen Cameron conducted experiments between 1948 and 1964 as part of the CIA’s MK-ULTRA mind control program. The lawsuit asserts that the trial judge erred by granting the United States immunity.

La Presse