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


The Liberals currently hold a majority government with 177 seats in the House of Commons. They are led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. 
You can find your federal riding here and the Liberal candidate for your riding here

Read the full Liberal platform here.
  • Mental Health & Health Care
    If elected, the Liberals intend to:
    • set national standards for access to mental health services to help people who are struggling get support quickly
    • implement national universal pharmacare
    • ensure that every Canadian has access to a family doctor or primary health care team’ 
    They've also committed to providing: 
    • support for the mental health of workers by including mental health as a part of occupational health and safety training and requiring employers to take steps to prevent workplace stress
    • continued funding to the national, 24/7 mental health crisis hotline for for LGBTQ2+ people

    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 Liberals stand on each issue.
  • Climate
    • Net zero emissions—where carbon emissions have either been eliminated or are offset by things that capture carbon—by 2050
    • A plan to plant two billion trees over the next ten years, part of a commitment to better conserve and restore forests, grasslands, agricultural lands, wetlands, and coastal areas
    • Invest earnings from Trans Mountain Expansion Project in Canada’s clean energy transition
  • Labour
    • A federal minimum wage of $15 per hour starting in 2020 
    • Greater labour protections for contract or freelance workers (ie those who work for digital ride-share companies) whose position is not covered by provincial or federal legislation 
    • Develop provisions to give workers  the “right to disconnect,” which will protect workers ability to overtime and give them the right to not work extra hours
  • Indigenous Rights
    • Eliminate all long-term drinking water advisories on reserve by 2021, and take steps to ensure water stays safe to drink
    • Work with Indigenous Peoples in Canada to develop distinctions-based Indigenous Health legislation – backed with the investments needed to deliver this care – and work with Indigenous communities to ensure Indigenous control over the delivery of services