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David Harvey is a retired lawyer living in Burlington. For 20 years, he represented people who had become infected with HIV and hepatitis C through blood and blood products in Canada. He represented patient groups at the Commission of Inquiry into the Blood System in Canada (the Krever Commission). He won damages for people infected with HIV, including precedent setting cases at the Supreme Court of Canada, and negotiated a $1 billion compensation package from the federal government for people infected with hepatitis C. Follow him on Twitter @davidharvey.
Councillors, Listening to Angry People is Your Job - Although you may think you know how things work, what you don't know is how people experience the world that you control. Published October 02, 2020 in Special Report: Council Conduct
The Council Motion I Would Put Forward - Here is a way to address the deficiencies with the Integrity Commissioner's report on the incident between Councillor Lloyd Ferguson and Joey Coleman. Published March 03, 2015 in Special Report: Integrity Commissioner
Paying Blood Donors: Ignoring the Past and Endangering the Future - It saddens and angers me that we are having a serious debate about abandoning the principle of unpaid donations, and risking the safety of the blood supply, so that a private company can profit from this public resource. Published April 16, 2013 in Feature
Perfect Opportunity for a Hamilton 3D Printing Win-Win, Published April 19, 2013 in Open City