Kelley Bryan argues at the Court of Appeal for access to justice


Kelley Bryan, along with Karen Spector representing the intervener ARCH, appeared in the Court of Appeal on March 24, 2017 to argue that individuals in the civil mental health system should be able to assert Charter rights before the Consent and Capacity Board.  Currently, if a person’s Charter rights are violated while in psychiatric detention, the only recourse is to go to court – all too often an insurmountable barrier for persons with mental health challenges.  The Board is an expert administrative tribunal which, if the case is successful, will have jurisdiction to provide patients with a meaningful, cost-effective and expeditious way of seeking remedies for Charter wrongs.  The decisions under appeal can be found here and here.