Tory calls for national summit to tackle mental health crisis

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Coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tory said the lack of spending on mental health is "painfully clear on the streets" of Canadian municipalities. "This summit must be the moment we start treating mental health care as health care. The best evidence of the ongoing mental health crisis is issues related to substance abuse, Tory said, noting the thousands of people who have died from opioid overdoses. Tory says he first made the proposal for a national mental health summit directly to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in December. "Now we are facing a mental health crisis that requires that same level of dedication, co-operation and commitment."
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