The Rights of Persons Deemed ‘Not Criminally Responsible’ (Part 2 of 2)

Supreme Court Hearings

The Rights of Persons Deemed ‘Not Criminally Responsible’ (Part 2 of 2)

On November 5, 2003, the court hears arguments in case #29095, Pertti Tulikorpi v. Attorney General of Ontario, Administrator of the Penetanguishene Mental Health Centre, and Administrator of the Whitby Mental Health Centre; and case #29254, Michael Roger Pinet v. the Attorney General of Ontario and Administrator of St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital. Both cases concern the reasonableness of restrictions placed on the liberty of accused persons who have been deemed “not criminally responsible.”

Lawyer Marlys Edwardh presents arguments on behalf of Pertti Tulikorpi. Lawyer Alexander Hrybinsky presents arguments on behalf of the Attorney General of Ontario (Tulikorpi). Lawyer Ruin Shandler presents arguments on behalf of the Attorney General of Ontario (Pinet).