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Richmond homemaker was innocent victim of CIA brainwashing experiments

from The Province

Gina Blasbalg was brainwashed by the CIA. The Richmond homemaker was a victim of physical and psychological torture and unethical experiments.

The “medical misadventure” took place in Canada more than 50 years ago at the Allan Institute in Montreal.

Although traumatized by the experience, her story is one of triumph, and today her life is about giving back to young people.

Our story begins in Richmond, where Gina and her husband Ralph fuss over their four homestay students.