Question Period: Veterans Funding

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I want to follow up on the question that was just asked by the hon. member for Westmount—Ville-Marie for the Minister of Veterans Affairs. It was a really clear question.

Will the Minister of Veterans Affairs tell us whether the $200 million is to be spent over 6 years or 50 years? If the minister respects our veterans, he will give a clear answer.

Hon. Julian Fantino: Mr. Speaker, I believe our veterans and their families deserve the very best care possible.

Our Conservative government will always ensure that veterans’ mental health support is available to them today, tomorrow and for the rest of their lives. It would be irresponsible to do otherwise.

This government has announced and is delivering on priorities for our veterans by moving forward with opening eight new specialized mental health facilities next year, and other mental health assistance and support for them and their families.