'It’s important that it’s earmarked for mental health. If it goes out as just general funding to the provinces, it will be swallowed up by hips and knees and hearts and higher-profile issues,' says the University of B.C.'s Alex Berland.
B.C. Premier Christy Clark recently agreed to a health deal with the federal government that includes dedicated funding for mental health. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Only four provinces remain unsigned to a health deal with the federal government ensures some federal funds are spent on mental-health care, something many advocates are happy to see.
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Unless Trudeau plans to be out on these streets, fighting against police brutality or in cabinet drafting legislation to curb police powers, his, and all the other white voices of his ilk, have no merit here.
'I do agree that things need to be implemented as quickly as possible. We could've done this a lot sooner. The good news is that we’re doing it now and announcing it today,' says Transport Minister Marc Garneau.