(TotalConservative.com) – Forty years ago the world was stunned by revelations that the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was paying the Canadian government for mind control research under the auspices of the MKULTRA program. Today, the Canadian government is silencing victims and their families, according to a lawyer for the victims.

Alan Stein is a Canadian lawyer who has worked for the families of many survivors of the vicious experiment, all of whom were once patients at the Allan Memorial Institute in Montreal. His most recent settlement between the Canadian government and the family of Jean Steel required a confidential gag order which he says is to prevent further victims from coming forward and seeking compensation.

Speaking with CBC news, Stein said that five of his past cases were covered by gag orders. “If they hadn’t been confidential… a lot of the victims would have come forward and gone to court,” he said. Stein believes these cases deserve far more publicity than they are receiving due to government gag orders.

“They don’t want to have to deal with more applications,” Stein claimed. Keeping media coverage light on the subject prevents more people from realizing that they have valid claims and seeking compensation, he said.

Alison Steel, Jean’s daughter, said the gag order “made me nervous… to even talk to any media.”

The controversy stems from illicit and unethical ‘research’ on human subjects performed under the guise of medical treatment for psychological disorders. Alison’s mother was seeking treatment for post-partum depression in 1957. The protocols enacted upon her and others included giving them LSD without informed consent, shock therapy, playing recorded looped messages for hours without break – even while they slept, and drug-induced comas.

They were all told these treatments were medically necessary, and none of them were given the chance to consent. All of the victims have had lasting traumas which forever damaged their quality of life as well as the quality of life of their children and families.

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