Hon. Mark MacGuigan (Minister of Justice):
The Ministry of Justice has undertaken several studies dealing with criminally insane persons. The main effort in this area in the mental disorder project which began in the fall of 1982 as part of the Criminal Law Review. This study involves research on both the legal and social science areas relevant to the mentally disordered offender. Following the publication and distribution of a discussion paper last summer, extensive consultations were conducted with provincial governments, with major national and provincial organizations and associations, and with Lieutenant Governors' Advisory Review Boards. At present, officials within the Department of Justice are formulating recommendations based on the information obtained through research and consultations.
In addition to departmental study, outside consultants have been retained. A complete list follows under the heading mental disorder project. In addition to this extensive study a number of smaller projects relating to the mentally disordered offender have been sponsored by this department. This list, entitled "Discretionary Federal Projects-Mental Disorder", follows as well.
Mental Disorder Project
(a) Contractor (b) Term (c) Amount DescriptionDavid Weisstub March-June/84 (inclusive) $ 4,500.00 To provide policy advice on request on legal/psychiatric questions.Lionel Beliveau March-June/84 (inclusive) $ 1,500.00 To provide practical advice on the problems encountered in the administration of the criminally insane in psychiatric institutions.Ontario Dept, of Health (secondment of an officer) Mar. 1/83 to Feb. 29/84 plus extension to May 31/84 $26,377.00 To provide administrative assistance to Mental Disorder Project.
May 9, 1984
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Ontario Dept, of the Attorney General (secondment on part-time basis) Sept. 1/82 to Aug. 31/83 plus extension to Mar. 31/84 (2 days/wk) $39,000.00 To assume the responsibilities of Chief of the Mental Disorder Project.Gilbert Sharpe Sept. 5/82 to Sept. 4/83 plus extension to Mar. 31/84 $86,565.00 To provide professional advice and services; to cover costs of operating Mental Disorder Project office in Toronto.Marc Schiffer Jan. 7/83 to Mar. 1/83 plus extension to Mar. 1/84 $12,794.50 To prepare background and consultation documents for the Mental Disorder Project.Shari Stein Nov. 8/82 to Dec. 3/82 $ 8,344.00 To prepare background and consultation documents for the Mental Disorder Project.Gerry Ferguson May 15/82 to Sept. 1/83 Jan. 21/83 to Mar. 31/83 $18,870.70 To prepare study papers for the Mental Disorder Project.Larry Gostin March 26/83 (one day) $ 300.00 To provide information on the operation of the English law relating to Mental Disorder.Georges Levasseur July 7/82 to July 30/82 $ 4,750.00 To prepare a critique of the federal criminal law policy paper.Mar. 18/83 to April 30/83 To prepare critique of the Canadian criminal law as it stands and to summarize French law regarding sentencing and third party intervention in criminal cases.David Lepofsky Oct. 4/82 to Nov. 30/82 $ 4,830.00 To prepare background and consultation documents for the Mental Disorder Project.Norris & Norris April 18/83 to July 18/83 $15,437.07 To prepare a written summary of and analysis of American research and recent legislative reform relating to Mental Disorder in the Criminal law context.Michael Phillips Feb. 18/82 to Feb. 15/83 $21,400.00 To conduct a demographic survey of Ontario's Lieutenant Governors' Warrant patients.Alan Mewett Mar. 3/83 to Mar. 3/84 $ 1,060.00 To provide policy advice on request regarding legal aspects of the Mental Disorder Project.Discretionary Federal Projects-Mental Disorder (a) Contractor (b) Term (c) Amount DescriptionCanadian Mental Health Assoc. Dec. 1/83 to June 30/84 $24,500.00 Research project to develop education materials in relation to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms for psychiatrically disabled personsCanadian Legal Advocacy, Information and Research Assoc, of the Disabled Dec. 23/83 to Apr. 30/84 $28,000.00 National Symposium on the Self-Determination and Autonomy of People with Disabilities (includes every form of disability)Canadian Legal Advocacy, Information and Research Assoc, of the Disabled Mar. 1/83 to Feb. 15/84 $14,000.00 Research related to s. 15 of the Charter of Rights and FreedomsNational Legal Resources Service of the Canadian Association for the Mentally Handicapped Nov. 1/83 to Aug. 31/84 $19,500.00 Implications of the Charter for the Mentally HandicappedTenth International Congress on Law and Psychiatry June 14-17 1984 $14,500.00 Deficit funding for the International Congress
Topic: ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic: QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER