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WHITEHORSE – As part of the Yukon Party’s commitment to improved mental wellness for Yukoners throughout the territory, Leader Currie Dixon will work with the Psychological Society of Yukon to introduce a regulatory framework for these critical healthcare providers.
Dixon is pledging to meet with the society within 30 days of being elected to ensure psychology is regulated to the same standards as the rest of Canada.
“The Yukon Party team and I, along with many of our fellow Yukoners, are concerned that psychology is unregulated in the territory,” said Dixon. “We will get to work immediately to remedy this by working with Yukon psychologists to help address this major gap in our healthcare system.”
The Yukon Party recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on Yukoners’ mental health, resulting in a shadow pandemic for many residents in the territory.
“Psychologists are essential critical healthcare providers in our community and the pandemic has made this even more clear,” continued Dixon. “Supports for the profession, through regulatory clarity, will be essential to the Yukon’s recovery from the pandemic and to our ongoing, and future health and wellbeing.”
The 2021 territorial general election will be held on Monday, April 12. Advanced polling dates have been announced for Sunday, April 4 and Monday, April 5, 2021.
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