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Allan Memorial Institute Experiments Class Action


On January 26, 2021, the Commission d’accès à l’information granted one of our class members’ appeal against the McGill University Health Centre and the administrative judge has ordered that access be given to her late father’s complete medical records. You can download this decision in English here and in French here.



On December 31, 2020, an Amended Application for Authorization was filed. You can download this modified version here.


CONSUMER LAW GROUP has launched a class action lawsuit against the Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill University Health Centre, the Attorney General of Canada and the United States Attorney general on behalf of individuals who underwent depatterning treatment at the Allan Memorial Institute in Montreal, Quebec, between 1948 and 1964 using Donald Ewan Cameron’s methods (the “Montreal Experiments”) and their successors, assigns, family members, and dependants.

The Montreal Experiments included drug-induced sleep/coma, intensive electroconvulsive therapy (“ECT”), psychic driving, sensory deprivation and the administration of various barbiturates, chemical agents and medications to suppress nerve functionality and activation.

“Psychic driving” refers to the “repatterning” procedure whereby patients were subjected to a continuously repeated audio message on a looped tape, often concurrently with muscular paralytic and sedating drugs to subdue them for purposes of exposure to the looped message(s). This included “negative driving” – the use of negative and destructive messages of statements that patients had expressed about themselves (for example: “you are selfish”) followed by “positive driving” – the use of positive messages (for example: “you are lovable”) repeated between 250,000 to 500,000 times.

None of the patients had given informed consent to the Montreal Experiments or were even aware that these experiments were being conducted, instead being under the impression that they were receiving medically sound therapy.

The Montreal Experiments consisted of extreme mind-control brainwashing experimentation on unwitting patients, making a mockery of the doctor-patient relationship.

Simply put, the Montreal Experiments were a form of psychological torture inflicted upon hundreds of unsuspecting persons and which had traumatizing, damaging, and emotionally-crippling effects that lasted for the remainder of their lives and the lives of their families.

To this day, neither the Canadian government, the CIA, McGill, nor the Royal Victoria Hospital have issued formal apologies for their involvement with the Montreal Experiments.

If you or someone you know has been affected by the Montreal Experiments and you wish to obtain more information on potential compensation or to be kept advised of the status of the Allan Memorial Institute Experiments Class Action litigation or any resulting compensation resulting from the Allan Memorial Institute Experiments Class Action Lawsuit, please provide your contact information to our law firm using the below form.

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