Ottawa Citizen

Court approves $1B package for recipients of tainted blood

ALBERTA

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Canadians infected with hepatitis C from tainted blood transfusio­ns wel- comed court rulings Friday that clear the way for a national $1 billion compensati­on package. The court approvals are one of the final steps before more than 6,000 “forgotten victims” across Canada can collect compensati­on payments. The package is for people who weren’t eligible under an earlier, $1.1-billion package that was restricted to those who received contaminat­ed blood between 1986 and mid-1990.

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