The jail shuffle is on! This week, Addario Law Group and Paul Burstein of Burstein and Bryant filed their written argument in the Conception case. The case raises important civil liberties issues about the treatment of the mentally disordered, the judicial supervision of treatment orders and the effect of government business decisions on individual rights.
In May 2012, amid increasing concern about the quality of Canada’s mental health system, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled that hospitals can ignore judicial treatment orders and turn away mentally ill accused like Brian Conception. The Supreme Court of Canada granted Mr. Conception’s application for leave to appeal. The appeal will be heard in October.