The BC Provincial Election was held on May 9, 2017. The Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) have been elected across the province with the Liberals winning the highest number of seats; yet falling one riding short of a majority government. The NDP and Greens have announced an alliance with the intention of voting down the Liberals' Throne Speech and forming a minority government. Regardless, the role of your MLA remains, he or she has been elected to represent you and your perspectives in all government proceedings.
Now is the time to have your voice heard. Send an email to your newly elected MLA with the bold message that mental health and addiction go beyond party lines.
Will you take a minute to email a letter to your newly elected MLA? Tell them that you stand behind the b4stage4 declaration! Simply fill out the form on this page and the system will automatically identify your MLA from each party based on your postal code.
We know that personal stories are the most engaging, so don’t be shy to edit the template and make the message your own! Use this opportunity to demonstrate the impact a compassionate, person-first system of care could have for those experiencing mental health and substance use problems.
Together we can influence practice through policy by asking our representatives to invest smart for mental illness and addiction prevention and early intervention programs that will improve our system of care.