early canadian advocacy


John Cummins

John Cummins

Former Reform MP

Val Reyes-santiesteban

Val Reyes-santiesteban

Bonnie Toews

Bonnie Toews

Novelist and former business journalist

 Marj Matchee

Marj Matchee

Dr. Michele Brill Edwards

Dr. Michele Brill Edwards

Health Canada's Senior Physician for regulation of clinical trials, 1988 - 1996

recent canadian advocacy


Hervey Blois

Hervey Blois

Canadian veteran

A medic with the ill-fated Canadian Airborne Regiment’s 1992-93 deployment in Somalia.

Claude Lalancette

Claude Lalancette

Canadian veteran

Former member of the Canadian Airborne Regiment, Claude Lalancette, staged a hunger strike to bring the issue of Mefloquine neurotoxicity to the attention of the Canadian Parliament.

Jessica Konecny

Jessica Konecny

Civilian Traveler

John Dowe

John Dowe

Canadian veteran

John Dowe spent ten years in the Canadian Forces, from 1990-2000, reaching the rank of Master Corporal. In 1993 John deployed to Somalia with the Canadian Airborne Regiment and was a first-hand witness to the controversial events that became known as the Somalia Affair.

Brandon Kett

Brandon Kett

Canadian veteran

Brandon Kett was given mefloquine when he was sent to Afghanistan in 2007.  He was diagnosed as having post-traumatic stress disorder, many of the symptoms of which mimic those associated with mefloquine toxicity.

Dave Bona

Dave Bona

Canadian veteran

Dave Bona served in the Canadian Airborne Regiment in Somalia, 1992-93, during the events that became known as the Somalia Affair.  He later served in Rwanda.

Bev Skwernuik

Bev Skwernuik

Civilian Traveler