An Act to establish the Canadian Commission on Mental Health and Justice

This bill was last introduced in the 41st Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in August 2015.

Status

Considering committee report (Senate), as of June 22, 2015
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment establishes the Canadian Commission on Mental Health and Justice. The purpose of the Commission is to facilitate the development, sharing and application of knowledge, statistical data and expertise on matters related to mental health and criminal justice. Its role includes providing recommendations for improving laws, policies and practices that address the needs of individuals who live with mental health problems or illnesses and are involved — or at risk of becoming involved — with the criminal justice system, in order to contribute to the health, safety and well-being of Canadians.

The enactment also establishes the Mental Health and Justice Advisory Council to advise the Commission on the Commission’s program of studies and other matters.

Elsewhere

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