Politics and its Discontents: Eugenics in Alberta

Given the province’s rather fanatical conviction that its tarsands projects should be subject to little or no oversight, it might be useful to bear in mind another kind of fanaticism it embraced between 1928 and 1972: eugenics. Between 1929 and 1972, 4785 cases [for sterilizations] were presented to the board, and 99% of these cases ...