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Deference to human rights panel key to schizophrenic woman’s appeal, lawyers say

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 @ 12:26 PM | By Terry Davidson

Courts giving deference and “respect” to front-line human rights officials was a clincher in the successful appeal of a schizophrenic woman fighting for help from P.E.I.’s government, lawyers say.

The Feb. 21 decision in Prince Edward Island (Minister of Family and Human Services) v. Prince Edward Island (Human Rights Commission) 2018 PECA 3, signalled a likely end to a high profile case after the P.E.I. Court of Appeal deemed the province wrong in its refusal to help a woman whose life was put into a tailspin after...