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CBC News: How Manitoba’s public guardian system leaves people feeling trapped, stripped of their rights and helpless

June 13, 2024 — 

Public guardianship is often referred to as a “civil death” by experts in the field, because once you are in the system, you lose your rights and have no control over your finances or personal health decisions.

Instead, an administrator is assigned at the public guardian office who makes those decisions.   

“Losing control over one’s finances is massive,” said Brandon Trask, an assistant professor who teaches a law and disability course at the University of Manitoba’s faculty of law.

To read the full story, please visit CBC Manitoba .

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