Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for Ottawa—Vanier and warmly welcome her to the House of Commons.
Every Canadian has a friend or a family member affected by a mental health problem. We all know the challenges that our communities, families, and economy are facing.
That is why budget 2017 proposes $5 billion to ensure mental health support for as many as 500,000 young Canadians who cannot receive even basic mental health services right now.
These investments will make a real difference in the lives of young Canadians and our communities.