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Party platforms: where does each party stand on mental health?


The Conservatives currently hold 95 seats in the House of Commons and are led by Member of Parliament Andrew Scheer. 
You can find your federal riding here and the Conservative candidate for your riding here.

You can read the full Conservative platform here.
  • Mental Health & Health Care

    If elected, the Conservatives plan to: 

    • make health care insurance available for those not covered by the province or by their workplace

    • revise the federal government's substance abuse policy so it is focused on recovery

    • invest $1.5 billion to purchase MRI and CT machines


    They have also promised to:

    • maintain the $500 million per year commitment to support Canadians with rare diseases have access to treatment 

    • increase health transfer payments to the provinces



    The state of our mental health is connected to what’s going on in the world around us. We can be hugely affected by things like our working conditions, our ability to make rent, intergenerational trauma, or the security of our planet. Click below to see where the Conservatives stand on each issue.

  • Climate
    • support the development of green technology by: reducing the tax rate on income that comes from green technology developed and patented in Canada;  create a green technology and innovation fund

    • repeal the federal carbon tax and introduce greenhouse gas emission-limits for the largest emitters

    • pursue infrastructure projects that support our natural landscapes ie those that will protect against floods, drought and water quality issues while supporting ecology; standardize plastics recycling programs across the provinces

  • Taxes
    • reduce the tax rate on income under $47,630 from 15 percent to 13.75 percent by 2023

    • introduce a 20 percent refundable tax credit for green home renovations between $1,000 and $20,000—the credit will be available in 2020 and 2021

  • Indigenous Rights
    • Appoint a minister who will ensure that Indigenous peoples are consulted on major projects that affect their land; work with Indigenous leaders to review the Indian Act

    • Support efforts to end long-term boil water advisories on reserves