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Telecoms support for 3-digit crisis line and transition to ten-digit dialling 

News | 09/02/2021 5:43 pm EDT
CRTC logo displayed at public hearings on Oct. 26, 2018. / Photo by Andrew Meade.

Canada’s big telecommunications companies are in favour of making access to mental services more convenient for Canadians, by implementing 988 as the national three-digit dialing code. Three numbers is easier to remember than a 10-digit number and therefore, can save lives, the companies argue in interventions to a CRTC consultation on the matter. 

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