Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS)

Provides free legal assistance for low-income people, including information and referrals, summary advice, and full representation in regards to reviewing final decisions by administrative bodies including the RTB, EAAT, EST, WCAT, HRT and the SST. Practice areas also include: human rights cases before the Human Rights Tribunal and representation of people detained under the Mental Health Act or subject to the mental disorder provisions of the Criminal Code.

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Mental health detentions in BC have increased dramatically over the last ten years. Our report reveals several disturbing practices and points to a number of deep flaws in the BC Mental Health Act that do not comply ...
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