TORONTO – “As many as one in five Ontarians will struggle with mental health in their lifetimes. It’s an issue that has touched every family — mine included,” states Dalton McGuinty, the Ontario Liberal leader. “That’s why I made it a priority to meet today with the hard-working people at CAMH — the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health — in Toronto, where we’re supporting their three-phase Queen Street Redevelopment Project,” continued McGuinty.
“Mental health care is one of Ontario Liberals’ priorities too, and it’s my priority too. The issue is important to me personally, and the reality is that, in many families, mental health is a challenge”.
“We’re going to invest $257 million over the next three years to help 50,000 Ontario kids get the help they need — in our schools, in our justice system, in Aboriginal communities and during the all-important time when young people are moving from secondary to postsecondary school and often need support”.
Dalton McGuinty declined to participate in today’s Northern Leaders Debate in Thunder Bay.