The Canadian Press

2016-08-15 | Mental Health Representation

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The lawyer for a B-C woman hospitalized against her will under the Mental Health Act says she should have a government-funded lawyer for an upcoming Mental Health Review Board hearing. Kate Feeney of the B-C Public Interest Advocacy Centre says her client shouldn't have to represent herself just because legal aid doesn't have enough resources to provide her with a lawyer until October at the earliest. Feeney says her client's other option is to push back the review hearing by several months. (Feeney says chronic underfunding for legal aid in the province has been an issue since at least 2009 and that hundreds of people are affected every year. Her client's hearing before the Mental Health Review Board is scheduled to take place August 23rd.)

Date: 2016-08-15
Placeline: VANCOUVER.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 10 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << any delay is really unacceptable when yeah your fundamental Liberty interests are at play and and you're being hot blood and medicated and everything against their will >>


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