MPs from all parties say yes to national suicide prevention plan – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on May 6, 2019148 Views

6 May, 2019

“Every death is like a psychic emotional shockwave”

In a move partly influenced by work done by Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and the governments of Nunavut and Quebec, members of all parties in the House of Commons said yes on May 2 to the idea of a national suicide prevention action plan.

They did so by voting unanimously in favour of a private member’s motion sponsored by Charlie Angus, the NDP member for Timmins–James Bay.

“It affects every community and every death is like a psychic emotional shockwave that tears families apart, tears communities apart and leaves the bereaved wondering about what they could have done,” Angus said in a speech urging colleagues to support his motion.

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