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CRTC decision on three-digit mental health number coming this year


OTTAWA – It has been well over a year since the federal government sent the CRTC a letter asking it to come up with a three-digit suicide crisis support phone number. Last June, the CRTC opened a proceeding asking for comments on the implementation of such a number. The original deadline for submissions was Sept. 1, 2022, but on Nov. 30, the Commission extended the deadlines for interventions to January 31, 2022, and the deadline for replies to March 17, 2022. It is unclear at this point how much longer Canadians will have to wait to have the phone number...