Canadian Press reports:
An Alberta judge has found parts of the province’s Mental Health Act unconstitutional after it was used to hold a man against his will for nine months and treat him with psychiatric drugs.
“(The man) suffered multiple breaches of his fundamental rights to life, liberty and security,” wrote Queen’s Bench Justice Kristine Eidsvik in a ruling released Wednesday.
Eidsvik was addressing issues left over from a 2015 ruling, which originally allowed the man, a member of a B-C First Nation, to leave the Calgary hospital in which he had been detained. The issues she ruled on this week involved constitutional matters.
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