Psychiatric Survivor Pride Day
Toronto, Ontario
October 9, 1999

The annual "Psychiatric Survivor Pride Day" was held October 9, 1999 at Parkdale Public Library, 1303 Queen Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Speakers included Leah Piepzna-Samarasinha and former insulin shock treatment victim and current radio talk show host Don Weitz.  At 5 p.m. about 45 ex-patients and supporters marched to a nearby park carrying signs protesting forced psychiatric "treatment" (including a proposal for outpatient treatment called "Community Treatment Orders" or CTOs) as curious going home rush hour commuters looked on.

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