While the cost of living soars and Canadians struggle to afford mental health care, the government is dragging its feet on promised mental health funding.
Addressing access to mental health care has been a priority for me, as the NDP critic for mental health and harm reduction. I am fighting to bring mental health into our universal health care system as an essential service.
I tabled Motion M-67 to require the government to follow through on their promises for mental health funding and bring forward legislation to ensure all Canadians can access help when they need it most.
The government must invest $4.5 billion over the next five years to improve mental health care services. I believe in a holistic vision of health and well-being that is inclusive of physical, mental and emotional health. The exclusion of care for dental health and mental health in the Canadian universal health care system must be rectified by the federal government.