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May 12th 2015:Law and Lore of Autonomy and Mental Health Disabilities

Marni Soupcoff, a lawyer, is a newspaper columnist and Executive Director of the Canadian Constitution Foundation, and previously served the Institute for Justice. She describes her work and experience with family caregiving. She explains autonomy and highlights the challenges it creates for families and family caregivers caring for family members with mental illness or brain damage who may be unable to make decisions in their own best interests. She discusses the challenges created for privacy and social justice laws and for medical practice by autonomy when its lore is applied to individuals

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Marni Soupcoff

Marni Soupcoff is the Executive Director of the Canadian Constitution Foundation, a registered charity that defends the constitutional rights and freedoms of Canadians in the courts of law and public opinion. She’s a fourth generation Torontonian, but spent nine years in the United States, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the Johns Hopkins University in 1997 and received her law degree from Stanford University in 2000. Before moving back to Toronto, she worked as a lawyer with the Institute for Justice, where she litigated economic liberty and property rights cases. She then went on to spend over a decade as a national newspaper columnist and editor for the National Post and managin
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