News Item – Ontario invests an additional $140M in mental health services

Ontario is earmarking $140 million over three years for mental health and addictions services, including investments in psychotherapy and supportive housing.

The Liberal government says that’s in addition to $3.7 billion that the province put toward those services in 2015-16.

Health Minister Eric Hoskins used the announcement to further pressure the federal government to boost Canada Health Transfer payments, saying that Ottawa’s current offer would mean Ontario would receive $38 million for mental health — about one per cent of the province’s expenditure.

Full article at: CBC News