NDDN: Questioning Minister Harjit Sajjan about Mental Health

Today I had the opportunity to ask some important questions about Mental Health to Minister Harjit Sajjan at the Standing Committee on National Defence #NDDN this morning‪.‬ ‪In 2017 National Defence & Veterans Affairs Canada launched a suicide prevention strategy. In 2018, 15 CAF members tragically took their own lives. ‬

Posted by Terry Dowdall, MP on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Today I had the opportunity to ask some important questions about Mental Health to Minister Harjit Sajjan at the Standing Committee on National Defence #NDDN this morning.

In 2017 National Defence & Veterans Affairs Canada launched a suicide prevention strategy. In 2018, 15 CAF members tragically took their own lives.

In 2019, it was 20.

Minister Sajjan was unable to share 2020 data, but he committed to do so & to continue this important conversation w/ me.

Unfortunately votes were called and there was no unanimous consent for me to ask my final question today.

This is disappointing, considering how little this committee has met and how few opportunities members are given to ask the minister questions in this setting.