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Harper Calls it "Mental Health Reform," I Call it a Sham

The establishment of a Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) by the Harper Tories in 2007 has been seen as a progressive step towards ensuring that those with mental illnesses begin to receive the same level of health care as those with other illnesses. But, in my opinion, it was nothing more than a clever ploy to make it look like something positive was finally being done. Those who suffer from mental illness deserve the same level of care and treatment as those who suffer with other illnesses. No society can call itself progressive when it allows such needless suffering as those with mental illnesses, addictions and their families do.
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Bill C-54 Makes Criminals out of the Mentally Ill

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.
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Let's Remember the Real Victim in Greyhound Beheading Case

Vincent Li, the schizophrenic man who decapitated Tim Maclean on a Greyhound bus in 2008, met with the Manitoba Criminal Review Board on Monday for his case to be reviewed. Most likely Li will be given access into the community and in the months ahead, he will obtain eventual freedom. Meanwhile, legislators have unfortunately looked the other way.
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Bus Killer Gets Supervised Passes

Greyhound bus killer Vince Li is now allowed to go on short, escorted outings from the Manitoba mental hospital where he has been committed. Li, who has schizophrenia, was sent to the Selkirk Mental...