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Canadian Psychiatric Association gets political on Harper crime bill

We’ve long been used to the Canadian Medical Association politically advocating on behalf of the nearly 60,000 doctors they represent.

It shouldn’t therefore be surprising that the Canadian Psychiatric Association has decided to go public in its criticism of the Harper government crime bill. Some say its about time.

The CPA says the Harper’s “get tough on crime” agenda may impact people with mental illness disproportionately, adding to their present over representation with the criminal justice system.

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