CCLA Welcomes Decision Promoting Access to Justice

In Rights by poladmin

CCLA is pleased that the Supreme Court of Canada has affirmed the test for public interest standing. Public interest standing is what allows organizations like CCLA and others, to go to court and fight for justice, particularly for individuals and groups who face barriers to going directly to court themselves. The Court’s decision is a victory for all Canadians.  
This appeal started with a legal challenge brought by the Council for Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) against a law that permits non-consensual and forcible psychiatric treatment on persons involuntarily detained in psychiatric institutions in BC. This challenge was

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