Earlier, we reported Wave Consulting Ltd. has been working for the provincial government since September 2007 on an "overall mental health plan" for British Columbia. According to records obtained by Public Eye via a freedom of information request, that plan won't be ready until December at the earliest. But that hasn't stopped the Campbell administration from making what Housing and Social Development Minister Rich Coleman referred to as a "significant departure" in how it treats those with mental health problems - opening two new mental health facilities. Speaking with The Vancouver Sun's Jonathan Fowlie back in June, Minister Coleman said, "Some people would call it reinstitutionalization, and I don't actually argue with that."
October 20, 2008