Claude Brunet

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Claude Brunet,CM (1942-1988)was a paraplegic man who campaigned for patients rights in Quebec. He founded the Quebec Provincial Committee of Patients in 1972. In 1979, he sued hospital staff at Saint-Charles-Borromée, Quebec in a class action suit on behalf of fellow patients after a series of illegal work stoppages left fellow patients at the hospital uncared for long periods of time(once for four days). He won his case in January 1981.

Family[edit]

He married Jeannine Ruscina on June 23, 1973.

He has four brothers.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Nous, les oubliés (1973)

Awards[edit]

He was made a recipient of the Order of Canada in 1983.[1]

He received the Thérèse Casgrain Volunteer Award in 1985.[2]

References[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Waller, Adrian Disabled, He Fights for the Chronically Ill - Reader's Digest December 1981 pp. 128–132.