By: Chris Burke
Words alone cannot describe the anger I hold towards Bill-C54 and its supporters. The 1837 Society is intended to be a place of civilized discussion. Well today civility is dead: This bill is damn awful. Those who support it are awful.
Bill C-54, the latest travesty of a crime bill put forward by the lets-ignore-all-evidence-about-how-to-handle-those-who-commit-crimes Conservative Party would change the process of how an individual is deemed “Not Criminally Responsible” in a manner that would likely see them thrown in prison rather than receiving much needed medical help. This vile piece of legislation ensures that the stigma towards mental illness will remain in Canadian society for a long time.