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BC’s new minister of mental health and addictions to “pour heart and soul” into job

July 31st, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views

judy darcy youtube“We don’t have a co-ordinated, seamless system and that’s what we need. Addiction issues often stem from mental health issues, from poverty and homelessness. I have a background that takes a broad view of these things.”

Last week, B.C. premier John Horgan appointed Judy Darcy as “minister of mental health and addictions.” It’s a brand new ministry that doesn’t even have a budget yet. Darcy is a former national president of the 500,000-member Canadian Union of Public Employees. Health Issues reporter Pamela Fayerman interviewed her by phone.  Read the rest of this article at The Vancouver Sun…

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