When a former soldier killed himself and his family recently in Nova Scotia, some veterans and their relatives immediately wondered if Mefloquine was to blame.

And with concern mounting over our military’s continued use of the controversial anti-malaria drug — unlicensed in Canada when first issued to troops under the guise of a human drug trial during the 1993 Somalia mission — they want answers from the federal government.

“The blood of everyone who dies due to this drug is on the hands of those who pushed it,” Marj Matchee told the Toronto Sun recently.