Evidence

Key Supporting Evidence for the study "Law, Culture & Reprisals"

List of Key Supporting Evidence and Sources *

Document

Source

Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) Decision T.D.3/96.  Mar. 8, 1996 -  Shiv Chopra and Human Rights Commission and Dept. of National Health and Welfare

CHRT web site.

Helen Barkley, decision of Public Service Commission re: improper appointment of Director, BHPD, upholding Health Canada Scientist’s Dr. Shiv Chopra’s application re: improper appointment.

Federal Court File No. T-3026-91.

Order of Federal Court in Chopra v Department of National Health and Welfare 1992 to remove unqualified Director and hold new competition.

Federal Court File No. T-2143-92.

Decision of Federal Court re:  permanent appointment of Director of BHPD.  Dismissed application for review of indeterminate appointment.

Federal Court File No.  T-2143-92.

 

Minutes of Health Canada Ad Hoc Expert Advisory (EAC) Committee on Calcium Channel Blockers meeting Sept. 18, 1995.

Superior Court of Ontario Records – File No. ’96 C.V. 099908, Ottawa, ON.

Memo from Dr. Susan Robertson, Secretary to EAC, to Dr. Krupa, April 4, 1995 expressing concern with how EAC was constituted, participation of staff, etc.

Ontario Court of Appeal, File No. C 34272.

 

Memo to Minister (David Dingwall) from Deputy Minister Michele Jean, ADM Foster & DG Michols - Feb. 29, 1996 – Re:  Fifth Estate Controversy surrounding Health Canada’s approval and monitoring CCB’s.

Appeal Court of Ontario – File No. C 34272. Compendium of Appellants.

Letter to Deputy Minister, Michele Jean from Minister David Dingwall, March 11, 1996 –  concerned re:  Conflict of Interest.

Appeal Court of Ontario records -  File No. C 34272. Compendium of Appellants

Letter to Minister from Deputy Minister Jean, March 13, 1996 in response to C of I concerns.

Access to Information and Privacy 1999

Information Letter, Health Protection Branch, Health Canada.  April 12, 1994 regarding appointment of Expert Advisory Committees and including direction on conflict of interest.

Appeal Court of Ontario records - File No. C 34272. Compendium of Appellants

Dr. Leenan’s Draft Dear Doctor letter circulated for comments in BHPD.

Appeal Court of Ontario records -  File No. C. 34272.

Dr. Gruchala’s email to Krupa Nov. 22, 1995          

re: why Dr. Leenen’s Draft “Dear Doctor” letter could  not be sent out the way it was received.

Appeal Court of Ontario records -  File No. C. 34272.

 

Dr. Krupa’s letter to Leenen re: why he changed the Draft Dear Doctor letter Jan. 24, 1996.

Appeal Court of Ontario records -  File No. C. 34272.

Health Canada’s Dear Doctor Letter No. 1- Jan. 23, 1996.

Superior Court of Ontario Records – File No. ’96 C.V. 099908, Ottawa, ON

Job description – Assistant Director Medical 1989.

Participant’s records.

Pfizer’s Fax memo to Dr. Leenen re: agreement to be their spokesperson to the media on CCB’s.

Appeal Court of Ontario records File No. C. 34272

Food and Drugs Act – 1990 Regulations.

Authors records.

Dr. Leenen and colleagues promotional letter to Canadian MD’s under cover of Pfizer’s introductory letter, Aug. 22, 1995 assuring them long acting amlodipine (a CCB) was safe when he had told Health Canada he did not know if it was safe.  Pfizer acknowledged the letter constituted advertising, it has PAAB stamp of approval.

Appeal Court of Ontario records File No. C. 34272.

Decision of Justice Cunningham in defamation law suit Leenen vs CBC and of Justice Bellingham in defamation law suit Myers v. CBC

Web.  CanLII

Letter from nineteen MD’s in BHPD, April 27, 1992 re: elimination of Asst. Dir. Medical post and lack of medical expertise in office of Director as a result

Participants records. 

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