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Mental health group to appeal to Parliament to change mentally-ill law revisions

March 25, 2013
Mental health group to appeal to Parliament to change mentally-ill law revisions

VANCOUVER – The Conservative government’s tough stand on mentally ill offenders likely won’t reduce crime and could have just the opposite result, say leaders of the country’s forensic mental health organizations who are drafting a letter to express their concerns. Global TV BC News

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New ‘high-risk’ category will keep mentally ill offenders under, says Harper

February 8, 2013
New ‘high-risk’ category will keep mentally ill offenders under, says Harper

The Conservative government is providing courts with new powers to lock up people found not criminally responsible for their crimes due to mental problems.  Global TV BC News

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Tories introduce new bill for mentally ill offenders

February 8, 2013
Tories introduce new bill for mentally ill offenders

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is expected to today outline proposed changes to the Criminal Code that would include stringent restrictions for people found not criminally responsible for violent crimes. CBC | British Columbia News

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Crackdown on mentally ill offenders proposed

November 23, 2012
Crackdown on mentally ill offenders proposed

The federal government is proposing changes to the Criminal Code for offenders found not criminally responsible for crimes they’ve committed while suffering mental disorders. CBC | British Columbia News

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Ottawa to consider changes for mentally ill offenders

November 23, 2012
Ottawa to consider changes for mentally ill offenders

The federal government will consider changes to how the courts deal with people found not criminally responsible for offences because of mental illness. At an event in Port Coquitlam, Heritage Minister and local MP James Moore says at the heart of the new legislation, to be tabled next year, is to protect victim families from [...]

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