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After the last election, the federal government created the first-ever addictions and mental health Cabinet portfolio, as a complement to the actions of the federal health minister. While delivery of health care is largely a provincial responsibility, it is the intention of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to work with the provinces to implement newly proposed mental-health funding, and he has tapped former minister of Crown-Indigenous relations Carolyn Bennett to lead negotiations. Included in those talks will be the needs of LGBTQ2S+ communities, who face higher rates of mental health challenges.

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