CRTC Requesting Your Input

OTTAWA: Gerald Soroka, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, wishes to advise that Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications (CRTC) is inviting all interested persons to comment on whether there is a need for a three-digit number for a national mental health crisis and suicide prevention service by answering the following questions:
• Should the CRTC establish a national three-digit number for mental health crisis and suicide prevention services?
• How much time would it take to implement a national three-digit number?
• Should a three-digit number be deployed across Canada at the same time or phased in?
• Should the caller’s location information be captured automatically when dialing the three-digit number?
• Should Canadians be able to send text messages directly to the three-digit number?
Deadline for comments is September 1, 2021 and can be sent by:
• filling out the online form at: https://services.crtc.gc.ca/…/Default-Defaut.aspx… or
• writing to the Secretary General, CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario K1A ON2; or
• sending a fax to (819) 994-0218.
“In my January mailout I asked a similar question: Are my Conservative colleagues and I on the right track in advocating for a National Suicide Prevention Hotline? The majority of the responses I received was ‘Yes’. I am encouraging you to let the CRTC know as well,” concluded MP Soroka.
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