A Scandal that pales Gomery Goes all but Forgotten
Pardon my outrage here, but I get upset that a human life is apparently worth about $1. A court in Hamilton accepted a plea agreement that will have the Canadian Red Cross pay $5000 fine in exchange for pleading guilty to the charge of "distributing and adulterated drug."
What drug you may ask? Contaminated blood and blood products. The Canadian Red Cross will pay a mere $5000 for its role in infecting at least 2000 Canadians with HIV and 10,000 with Hepatitis C. At least 3000 people have died (as of 1997, when the stopped counting). More thousands and their families have been devastated by this.
Yet it took 8 years for ALL victims to receive compensation, even though that is what Justice Krever reccommended in 1997. And the Red Cross will pay $5000.
For killing more than 3000 people and condemning another 9000.
That's 3000 more than were killed by the Spnsorship scandal.
That's about the same number as were killed September 11, 2001.
Think about that next time you get worked up about the "corrupt" Liberals and how devastating the Spnsorship scandal is for Canada. Think about that when you wish to argue how "immoral" Same Sex Marriage is.
Get some perspective.