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Decision 69567 Full Text of Decision 69567

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sickness benefits imprisonment
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The claimant was not entitled to the sickness benefits he received while in prison.


Decision 14993 Full Text of Decision 14993

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sickness benefits imprisonment
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Truck driver charged with attempted murder found not guilty due to insanity and placed in forensic unit of hospital. Not prison-like institution. Neither convicted nor sentenced. Any other person with mental illness could be in that hospital. See CRUPI.


Decision A-0451.85 Full Text of Decision A-0451.85

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sickness benefits imprisonment
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Since the remand to the Penetanguishene Hospital had neither a custodial or a punitive objective, how can an institution which is clearly a hospital and which treated claimant as one suspected of being ill be said to be a prison-like institution? It is irrelevant whether the Penetanguishene Hospital is part of a penitentiary complex. No less a hospital simply because situated beside a penitentiary. The correct test to apply is: what is the reason, purpose or object of the confinement? A person can be an inmate of a prison or similar institution only if the institution is in truth a prison or similar institution: that must be the nature of the institution itself. Being a patient in hospital on remand and confined against his will not conclusive. [Ryan J.] S. 32 clearly contemplates a gaol, penitentiary (as described in 7(2)(b)) or any other institution having a general likeness to a prison. In the scheme of the legislation, a bona fide hospital is not an institution similar to a prison.

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Other Issue(s): Sub-Issue 1: Sub-Issue 2: Sub-Issue 3:
sickness benefits otherwise available
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