WHERE DO THE PARTIES STAND ON MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTIONS?
The Alliance asked Ontario’s political parties five questions:
- The cost of mental illness and addiction is estimated to be $39 billion in Ontario. Meanwhile, access to mental health and addiction services is generally very poor and varies widely across the province. Assuming this is unacceptable to your party, what specific measures would your government take to ensure that people with mental illness and addictions across Ontario get the care they need?
- In 2011 the provincial government launched Open Minds, Healthy Minds, Ontario’s Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Strategy. Would your government support the continued implementation of this strategy? What would your party do to ensure continued progress in this area?
- Supports and services for people with mental illness and addiction often cross many different government ministries. How would your party ensure there is broad, government-wide leadership on mental health and addictions?
- Reducing hospitalization (and re-hospitalization) of people with mental illness requires access to affordable housing with supports. How will your party improve access to supportive housing?
- Is there anything else you would want Ontarians to know about your commitment to mental health and addictions services?
Here’s what they had to say.
- Response from the Ontario Liberal Party
- Response from the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party
- Response from the Ontario New Democratic Party
- Response from the Ontario Green Party
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