On June 26, 2019 the BC government announced – “A Pathway to Hope” – a 10-year provincial strategy to transform the BC mental health and addictions system. In an open letter the BC Civil Liberties Association, Community Legal Assistance Society, Pivot Legal Society, Together Against Poverty Society, and West Coast LEAF commend the government for its commitment to increased funding of voluntary, community-based mental health and addiction services, but express disappointment that the strategy does not include a plan to reform the BC Mental Health Act. The organizations urge the BC government to establish an independent review and law reform process to overhaul the BC Mental Health Act.

Read the open letter.