that he was being framed, that his medical team was planting
recording devices in him, that there were conspiracies to injure
him and his family, that he was a member of NATO and the
UN Atomic Energy Control, that he was not ill, that he did not
require medical treatment, that he would receive no benefit from
medical treatment, that the antipsychotic medications were toxins, and that he had been and would be harmed by the medical
 At the time of the August 10, 2017 hearing, approximately
half an hour into the hearing, R.C. had a brief discussion with
Mr. Hiltz. After this conversation, Mr. Hiltz advised the panel
that R.C. wished to represent himself. Mr. Hiltz indicated that he
would remain to assist as needed, and he said that R.C. accepted
that he should remain to assist. The transcript sets out the fol-
Mr. Hiltz: Thank you for the opportunity to discuss a particular issue with
R.C. Mr. C would like to represent himself at this point going forward and
would like me to remain to assist him if he needs assistance. So, Mr. C. wishes
to take over and wishes to represent himself.
Mr. Hiltz: I’ve indicated to him if that’s his wish, so be it; I’ll let him do that
subject to any concerns of the Board and I’ll remain in attendance to provide
him with whatever assistance he may require.
Chairperson: Okay. A quick question; I’ll address it to both of you. Mr. Hiltz
was partway through a submission and a motion. Is it your intent to continue
with that motion or would you — do you need some time to discuss that with
R.C.: Questionable. What was the discussion without my presence, which
I conduct him to proceed in my absence at present? We’ve had a further discussion and as counsel suggested that I would represent myself and therefore
require his assistance only if needed.
Chairperson: So, I’m happy to turn it over to you. Right now what we have
before us is a motion, and I was just inquiring whether or not you thought
there might be some benefit in Mr. Hiltz completing that motion. If you feel
that you’d like to go forward, there’s nothing that stops you from doing that.
R.C.: No, I’d like to proceed and make my own submissions, but I would like
to prefer counsel to continue with the motions. The motion should not be
granted because under the Charter right, the freedom of speech, acting on my
behalf would be crucial in order to prove my innocence and not only to negotiate something beneficial, both for institutions and clients.
The Chairperson: We’re very cognizant of your rights, we want to make sure
that the process is fair and you have every opportunity. I think what I’ve
heard — you’ve said is you'd like Mr. Hiltz to assist you in some regard.
R.C.: Only if needed.