ADVANCING DIGNITY, EQUALITY & JUSTICE SINCE 1971

CLAS is a non-profit law firm serving people in BC since 1971. We provide legal assistance and work to advance the law to address the critical needs of those who are disadvantaged or face discrimination.

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ADVANCING DIGNITY, EQUALITY & JUSTICE SINCE 1971

CLAS is a non-profit law firm serving people in BC since 1971. We provide legal assistance and work to advance the law to address the critical needs of those who are disadvantaged or face discrimination.

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Letter to Minister Dix and Minister Darcy Re: Bill 22 – 2020 – Mental Health Amendment Act

As an organization committed to protecting the rights of individuals with mental health diagnoses and other disabilities, the Community Legal Assistance Society (“CLAS”) is concerned that the provincial government is enacting this Bill without adequate community consultation or engagement.

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CLAS’ statement on Ombudsperson report on involuntary admissions under the Mental Health Act

The report serves as an important evaluation of detaining facilities’ compliance with completing 6 required forms related to involuntary admission under the Mental Health Act.

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