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September 04th 2012:Justice for Persons Whose Mental Health Conditions Render Them Especially Vulnerable to Abuse

Peter Rosenthal is a lawyer widely experienced in matters of social justice who is also Professor of Mathematics at the University of Toronto. Suzan Fraser is a lawyer specializing in constitutional and administrative law with over 15 years’ experience in public interest, social justice, children’s rights and mental health issues. They discuss the legal matters they deal with that relate to persons with mental illnesses which lead to risky effects, such as behaviors over which the person has little or no control. They talk about legal cases in which risky effects of mental illnesses have found

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Suzan E. Fraser

Suzan E. Fraser is a lawyer specializing in constitutional and administrative law with over 15 years’ experience in public interest, social justice, children’s rights and mental health issues. She regularly appears as counsel in a variety of forums including the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Ontario Review Board, the Consent and Capacity Board and Ontario’s Coroners courts and all levels of court in Canada. She leads and is a member of the Court of Appeal for Ontario’s Amicus Curiae Panel for Mentally Disordered Offenders. Her career has been dedicated to advancing the rights and interest of vulnerable people by representing them, their families and public interest groups in a varie
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Peter Rosenthal

Peter Rosenthal has been Professor of Mathematics at the University of Toronto since 1967. His interest in law stems from his interest in social justice. He’d had a long career as a paralegal representing protesters charged with summary conviction offences, people before administrative tribunals, including workers fighting denials of compensation, and a lawyer in a disciplinary hearing before the Law Society of Upper Canada. He subsequently attended law school, graduated from the University of Toronto in 1990, and was called to the bar in 1992. He has since represented protesters, including members of the Black Action Defence Committee, of the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, and G20 activ
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