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>| OTTAWA (Southam News Wire) -- The government has paid almost $7 million
>| in compensation to the unwitting guinea pigs of federally funded
>| brainwashing experiments in Montreal.
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>| That figure may increase as justice department officials sort through
>| about another 50 applications from people who say they were patients of
>| the late Dr. Ewen Cameron at McGill University's Allain Memorial
>| Institute.
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>| Jan. 1 was the deadline for applications for the $100,000 payments
>| announced in 1992 by then-justice minister Kim Campbell.
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>| Although there are believed to be only 80 victims of Cameron's
>| full "depatterning treatment" -- weeks of drug-induced sleep
>| followed by massive electroshock treatments, reducing the patient's mind
>| to a childhood state -- 329 applications for compensation were received,
>| justice department lawyer Lou David said.
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>| So far, 69 people have received the lump-sum payments, while 214 were
>| rejected, Davis said.  Another 46 are still being reviewed by a
>| four-member justice committee and Ontario Blue Cross which first screens
>| applications.
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>| The article doesn't scratch the surface of this story -- though I'm glad
>| they at least ran the settlement notice.
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