Canada has fallen behind, panel on mental health in prisons says
By Art EggletonJun. 17, 2016
Underfunded, under resourced, unseen, and inadequately supported. These were the words panellists at Wednesday’s Senate Liberal Open Caucus used to describe investments in mental health at Canadian correctional facilities.
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‘If it is slanderous or defamatory, then we will be held accountable for that, and we will be held accountable by our electorate, in whether they vote for us again,’ says Conservative House Leader Candice Bergen.
Big-ticket items in the last federal budget of this majority Liberal government include more than $6.2-billion to expand federal financing of rental construction, $1-billion for increasing access to drugs for rare diseas