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


The Greens currently hold 2 seats in the House of Commons are are led by Member of Parliament Elizabeth May.
You can find your federal riding here and the Green candidate for your riding here.

Read the full Green platform here.
  • Mental Health & Health Care
    If elected, the Greens have committed to: 
    • Expand medicare to include universal pharmacare for Canadians and dental care for low-income Canadians
    • Establish a national mental health strategy and a suicide prevention strategy 
    • Expand mental health and rehabilitation services; reduce wait times, provide safe-access to abortion and gender-affirming health services
    • Establish a Health Canada program to support organizations focused on LGBTQI2+ youth’s mental health and well-being 
    They’ve also pledged to: 
    • Ensure Health Canada’s mandate is focused on mental health and addictions, health promotion and disease prevention, and the health risks of the climate crisis
    • Declare a national health emergency in response to the opioid crisis; decriminalize drug possession and treat the crisis as a health care issue
    • Support Indigenous health care services that incorporate traditional practices
    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 Greens stand on each issue.
  • Climate
    • Enact a Climate Change Act requiring a 60 per cent cut in emissions compared to 2005 levels by 2030; reach net zero emissions—where carbon emissions have either been eliminated or are offset by things that capture carbon— by 2050
    • Ban fracking;  no approvals for new pipelines, coal, oil or gas drilling or mining operations
    • Support the renewable energy sector—Greens aim for all Canadian energy to come from renewable resources by 2030
  • Labour
    • Ban unpaid internships in the private sector 
    • Implement pay equity rules
  • Indigenous Rights
    • Work with Indigenous leaders to establish a processes for self-governing Indigenous Peoples and nations to transition out of the Indian Act 
    • Support the rights of Indigenous communities to determine child and family services
    • Invest in upgrading in infrastructure to end all drinking water and boil water advisories