Mercedes successfully represented the parents of a six year older boy on life support at the Hospital for Sick Children.  The hospital sought to remove the boy from a life support system called ECMO, a decision his parents opposed.  The Consent and Capacity Board agreed with Mercedes that the parents were making treatment decisions in […]

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Mercedes Perez was co-counsel to the interveners Mental Health Legal Committee and the HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic in a successful judicial review application in Divisional Court.  The case determined that a transgendered person who initiated a complaint against a doctor to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario was not thereafter prevented from […]

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Along with Suzan Fraser of Fraser Advocacy, Kelley represented the Mental Health Legal Committee in an intervention before the Court of Appeal for Ontario. The case addressed, in part, the duty of fairness owed by the Ontario Review Board to accused persons. In particular, the Court accepted that the Board should disclose to an NCR accused […]

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Kelley successfully represented a shooting victim in obtaining his right to sue the Toronto police.  Her client, an innocent teen victim of a gang-related drive-by shooting, claimed that front-line police officers could have prevented the shooting if they had followed senior officers’ orders to arrest the shooter.  At the time, he claims,the shooter was a known […]

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