After 600+ days of inexplicable delays amid continuous pressure from myself and my fellow Conservative MPs, we finally have a suicide prevention hotline.
This news is both encouraging and sobering.
Almost 600 days ago the House of Commons unanimously passed a motion to designate 9-8-8 as the suicide prevention hotline across Canada. I’m proud to say it was one of my colleagues in the Conservative Caucus who put forward this motion and has been a relentless champion for it. This is not a partisan issue nor is it a process that should take this much time. It’s well past time to get it done.