Tim Mclean

Bus Beheader Ready For More Freedom, Psychiatrist Suggests

CP | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.25.2014 | Canada

WINNIPEG - A man who beheaded and then ate parts of a fellow passenger on a Greyhound bus almost six years ago might soon be granted unescorted day tr...

Bill C-54 Makes Criminals out of the Mentally Ill

Chris Curry | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada
Chris Curry

With Bill C-54, if you are deemed to be "high risk not criminally responsible," you will be held for a minimum of three years before you ever have the chance to see a review board. As someone who has not only been a patient in three separate psychiatric hospitals in Ontario, but has also worked in forensic psychiatric institutions, I know that they aren't always the best places to get better. With proper treatment, I was healthy again and posed no threat to the public within a few months. Had I been forced to remain in hospital for three years, I likely wouldn't be the productive, law-abiding citizen that I am today.

Our Deadly "Commitment Issues" With the Mentally Ill

Marvin Ross | Posted 07.22.2012 | Canada
Marvin Ross

Vincent Li is the infamous Greyhound bus beheader who has been sent to a mental health facility in Manitoba after being found not criminally responsible for his actions because of an untreated mental illness. There are a significant number of people with serious mental illness who, because of their illness like Li, are incapable of recognizing that they are ill.

Bus Killer Gets Supervised Passes

CP | Posted 07.17.2012 | Canada

Greyhound bus killer Vince Li is now allowed to go on short, escorted outings from the Manitoba mental hospital where he has been committ...