Duplessis Orphans

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LocationQuebec,  Canada

The Duplessis Orphans (French: les Orphelins de Duplessis) were 20,000 Canadian children who were wrongly certified as mentally ill by the provincial government of Quebec and confined to psychiatric institutions in the 1940s and 1950s. The children were deliberately miscertified in order to misappropriate additional subsidies from the federal government.


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