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Nova Scotia COVID deaths math: 59+2=53 – Halifax Examiner

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 202352 Views

December 4, 2023

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“To be clear,” Acting Halifax Police Chief Don MacLean said, being all too clear during a Halifax board of police commissioners meeting last week, “if this board could collectively wave a magic wand right now and I was out of the mental health business tomorrow morning, my ask isn’t going to change.”

Let’s start with what sounds like a generic request for more patrol officers. It isn’t. Not exactly. According to last month’s official budget documents, the department needs more patrol constables “to address the continuing issue of lengthy hospital wait times under the [Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment Act], as well as much-needed support for general patrol duties.”

Anyone can make a written request under oath to have someone else committed or forced to undergo a medical examination for any of the above reasons. A judge of the Supreme Court’s Family Division then holds a hearing to determine whether to issue an order. The order is only good for seven days, and during that time, “a psychiatrist or other doctor must examine the person.”

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