Mental health is health: it’s time we act like it
No more rhetoric. We need urgent action from the federal government now to ensure no one who needs mental health and substance use care and support is left out or left behind.
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured. The Liberal government has recognized the importance of the issue. In its platform for the 2021 election, they committed to establishing permanent, ongoing funding for mental health services under the Canada Mental Health Transfer, with an initial investment of $4.5-billion over five years. It is vital that this money be included in the federal government's 2023 budget. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade