MP JOLIBOIS CALLS FOR A LONG TERM MENTAL HEALTH CARE STRATEGY FOR NORTHERNERS

OTTAWA – Today in the House of Commons NDP Indigenous and Northern Affairs deputy critic Georgina Jolibois (Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River) stood to demand the federal government to commit once and for all to a comprehensive, long term strategy that provides adequate mental health care to Northerners.

Jolibois:

“Mr. Speaker, the upcoming budget must address the tragic shortfalls in funding for mental health services. The Sask Party wants to believe everything is fine, but people in my riding face great challenges when it comes to accessing the appropriate mental health services. The federal government cannot continue to ignore the shortfall in our northern communities. People in my riding cannot afford to wait.

When will the Liberals commit to a comprehensive long-term strategy that provides adequate mental health care to northerners?” 

*Audio file attached

 

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