Monday, June 29, 2009

Canadian streets, prisons `the asylums of the 21st century,' former senator warns

By Pamela Cowan, Canwest News Service

Former Liberal senator Michael Kirby is lashing out at this country for the way it has cared for its mentally ill.

Kirby says health officials closed insane asylums across the country after deciding that institutionalizing or ``warehousing'' people was the wrong approach - promising instead to create community-based beds for the mentally ill.

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