This is a private member’s Bill put before parliament that looks like it will pass into law as a result of all party support. A private member’s Bill can only ask for limited action. It cannot ask government to commit money for example. This Bill was written to be the best it could be within given limitations. Once amendments are approved we will publish the completed version that will go ahead for thrid reading and final vote, hopefully before summer recess of parliament.
Listen to testimony in Health Committee regarding Bill C-442 National Lyme Disease Strategy Act (on scroll bar, go to the numbered minutes on left – Elizabeth May starts at 01:10 in french, english starts at 02:18 , Jim Wilson starts at 1:03:25 followed by Nicole Bottles at 1:17 and, then question and answer period)