Québec solidaire: end of mental health waiting lists?
Québec solidaire (QS) announced its plan on Saturday to put an end to mental health waiting lists. If elected, the party would invest a “record” amount of $280 million in this area.
This first electoral commitment by Québec solidaire in terms of health was unveiled during the inauguration of the Dr. Mélissa Généreux, national specialist in mental health, as party candidate in the riding of Saint-François.
The party's objective would be to hire 900 psychologists in the public network – while immediately increasing their salaries by 30% – and 1000 other mental health professionals who would be deployed in the health and social services network, but also in the school network, according to QS.
The pandemic has had the effect of an earthquake on the mental health of Quebecers and the CAQ is failing to help them.
Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, spokesperson for Québec solidaire
< p>As for Dr. Mélissa Généreux, she stressed the urgency of acting: “To recover, we need a government in Quebec that takes mental health seriously.”
Contacted by Métro, the office of the Minister Delegate for Health and Social Services, Lionel Carmant, did not wish to react to this news on Saturday afternoon.