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View Lloyd Longfield Profile
Lib. (ON)
View Lloyd Longfield Profile
2019-02-21 16:13 [p.25646]
Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member across the way for his intervention and his work on the justice committee.
He mentioned mental health when winding up his comments. Improving mental health in Canada is one of the most important goals we have as a government. Our efforts should not neglect the criminal justice system when it comes to mental health. The Union of Safety and Justice Employees has said it is very supportive of this legislation, provided new investments increase staffing levels. In fact, the fall economic statement included $448 million over six years, of which $300 million would go toward human resource and infrastructure updates. More importantly, $150 million would go toward much-needed improvements in mental health care in the correctional system.
How will Bill C-83 improve the mental wellness and well-being of correctional officers and inmates within our criminal justice system?
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