Operating in Darkness: BC’s Mental Health Act Detention System

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 with the rights guaranteed by the Charter and international human rights law.

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