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Alberta Mental Health Act Unconstitutional

A patient at Calgary’s Foothills Medical Centre who was detained under the Mental Health Act has successfully challenged the constitutionality of the law. Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Kristine Eidsvik ruled Wednesday that sections of the act infringe on the Charter. Alberta now has 1 year to fix its Mental Health Act after court rules […]

ALBERTA HOSPITAL ESCAPES PROMPT GOVERNMENT REVIEW – JULY 29, 2011

Why would a homeless man who was receiving 3 meals a day, a warm bed and kindness, scale a fence and walk back to the inner city? Probably because Alberta Hospital Edmonton is not a place of kindness. It has been alleged that it is a house of horrors, a place of control, threats and […]

Disappearing patients at Alberta Hospital

Disappearing patients at Alberta Hospital prompts review Psychiatric patients have wandered away from Alberta Hospital, the main mental health facility in Edmonton Health-care officials call it “elopement against medical advice” and a common occurrence at psychiatric facilities around the world. But after a flurry of recent cases in Alberta, including a 44-year-old woman who vanished […]

Mental Health Review Panel

We submit that Mental Health Review Panel hearings, Mental Health assessments /Certificates and capacity assessments must be recorded and transcribed. We have empirical evidence of the injustices that are committed as a result of the present, flawed protocol. Canadian citizens are being unjustly stripped of all rights and assets and detained behind locked doors as […]

Dr. Candace Walker, Villa Caritas

May 30, 2011 Complaint to the College of Physicians and Surgeons against: Dr. Candace Walker, Psychiatrist Villa Caritas Dr, Michael Buchinski, Clinical Director, Villa Caritas, Edmonton, AB. Dr. Serena Crum Lac La Biche Heath Care Centre. I was suffering from cellulitis on my legs. Dr. Serena Crum MD, from the Lac La Biche Health Care […]

Empathic therapy: psychotherapy, not psychoactive drugs

By Dr. Peter Breggin Blunting ourselves with drugs is not the answer to overwhelming emotions. Intense emotions should be welcomed. Emotions are the vital signs of life. We need and should want them to be strong. We also need our brains and minds to be functioning at their best, free of toxic drugs. That allows […]

Why Would the FDA Approve Electroshock?

BY Dr. Peter Breggin Modern electroshock (ECT) delivers up to ten times the amount of electricity needed to cause a convulsion, leading to a very severe convulsion, unconsciousness, coma, flat lining of the brain waves, and aftereffects identical to a severe concussion with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Yet the FDA, forever evading the fact it […]

Public Guardian Officer Approves Medication

Individual with no medical training or background given authority to approve psychotropic medications to mental patients. Patient then must take the medication, accept the medication or be forced to do so and be subjected to a violent takedown.

Abuse by Attorney

    January 28, 2015   Mr. Robert Joly, Attorney 4 – 20 McLeod Avenue Spruce Grove AB. T7X 3Y1 REGISTERED MAIL Attention: Ms. Kathlyn Atkins, Manager Complaints, the Law Society of Alberta 800 Bell Tower 2, 201, 10104 103 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0H8 REGISTERED MAIL       Dear Mr. Joly:   Reference: […]

Dora Cinciruk: Formal complaint of unlawful confinement

This formal complaint is a recent development in the ongoing history of Dora Cinciruk. December 28, 2012 Dr. Douglas Faulder, Medical Director, Capital Care Norwood Chief of Police, Mr. Rod Knecht Edmonton Police Service, Dr. Chris Eagle CEO Alberta Health Services Re: Dora (Eudokia) Cinciruk – UNLAWFULLY CONFINED Resident # 219 2 N. Capital Care. […]

Takedown of 80 year old, Villa Caritas

August 30, 2011 Minister of Health & Wellness, the Honorable Gene Zwozdesky Complaints Manager, College of Physicians and Surgeons 2700 Telus Plaza South, 10020 100th Street Edmonton, AB. T5J 0N3 Solicitor General & Minister of Public Security,Honourable Frank Oberle Legislature Building, Edmonton, AB. ——————————————- COMPLAINT re. Dr. Kevin Lawless, Psychiatrist, Geriatric unit, Villa Caritas, 16515 […]

Takedowns of elderly

DO TAKEDOWNS HAVE A PLACE IN THE CARE OF THE FRAIL DEPENDENT ELDERLY? We CHALLENGE the professionals who are responsible for the violence which is being perpetrated against vulnerable persons, persons who are being detained behind the LOCKED doors of Villa Caritas and Alberta Hospital Edmonton. We challenge the professionals who authorize this violence. Though […]

Mental Health Review Panel, Flawed Legislation

March 2, 2018 The Honourable Ms. Kathleen Ganley Minister of Justice and Solicitor General # 424, Alberta Legislature Building, Edmonton, AB. Dear Madam Minister: REFERENCE: ALBERTA MENTAL HEALTH REVIEW PANEL RELEVANT ISSUE The perceived intent of an Alberta Mental Health Review Panel hearing is to determine whether the human being before the panel should be […]

Patrick G. Hartnett RN

May 8, 2013 Via Facsimile 780 453 0546 Your File 50, 461 – (11/12)-1 Ms. Sue Chandler, Complaints Director, College & Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta 11620 168 Street Edmonton, AB T5M – 4A6 Complaint against Patrick G.Hartnett RN, # 50461 Villa Caritas Geriatric Center 16515 88 Avenue Edmonton, AB. T5R 0A4 REFERENCE: xxxxxx […]

Dr. Oto Cadsky maligns fellow psychiatrists

Forensic Psychiatrists dysfunctional A lawsuit against a “dysfunctional” provincial government office” has name-calling, factions and conspiracies are common in the “dysfunctional” office of more than a dozen psychiatrists who analyze criminals for the courts, an Edmonton judge has found. In a 55-page decision released Friday, Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Erik Lefsrud ruled that allegations […]

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