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Doherty renews calls for 988 suicide helpline, Bennett say urban may be served first

Briefs | 04/25/2022 3:46 pm EDT
Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Carolyn Bennett speaks at an April 25 press conference in Toronto./ photo via CPAC

Conservative MP Todd Doherty issued a news release on Monday marking the 500th day since he called for the establishment of a dedicated helpline for suicide prevention. The House of Commons unanimously passed the motion. The CRTC is looking at using 988 as the three-digit number.

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