In an application filed with the Human Rights Tribunal on International Women’s Day, Alex Petit-Thorne sheds light on how CUPE deals with sexual harassment internally. Kelley Bryan is representing Ms. Petit-Thorne in the claim. Ms. Petit-Thorne, a union member, made a sexual harassment complaint in November 2018 against Devin Lefebvre, CUPE Local 3903’s chairperson. Her […]

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In a statement of claim filed in July 2017, Philip Alafe has sued the Brantford police over his treatment while he was held overnight in a police cell in July 2015.   Kelley Bryan and Alex Procope are representing Mr. Alafe in the claim. In April 2017, Justice Lenz of the Ontario Court of Justice stayed Mr. Alafe’s charges […]

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An Ontario judge has found that psychiatric patients at the Oak Ridge division of the Penetanguishene Mental Health Centre (today the Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care) endured gross violations of their human dignity and human rights and were tortured both mentally and physically while detained. The case was a multi-plaintiff proceeding commenced in 2000 […]

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Mercedes Perez was interviewed by the Lawyered podcast on three recent and important developments in mental health law:  a constitutional challenge to Ontario’s community treatment order regime;  the Charter jurisdiction of the Ontario Review Board; and long-term psychiatric detention under Ontario’s Mental Health Act following the Court of Appeal’s decision in P.S. v. Ontario. Lawyered […]

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Kelley presents closing submissions to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario in support of her client’s allegations of racial discrimination within the Peel Regional Police Service.  Although the force is responsible for policing one of the largest South Asian communities in Canada, Kelley’s client claimed that no South Asian police officer had ever been promoted […]

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On behalf of her client, a Peel Police officer who claimed race discrimination against South Asian officers within the police force, Kelley examined and cross-examined police witnesses before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.  South Asian officers testified that fellow officers said the police should “let them [South Asians in Peel] kill themselves.  Let them go […]

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