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Bill C-442 is carried as is in Senate. Hear testimony in Canada’s Senate Committee on Bill C-442, An Act respecting a Federal Framework on Lyme Disease, as Bill moves forward.

Bill C-442 is carried in the Senate (signed into law with Royal assent Dec. 16th, 2014): Listen to testimony of ; December 3rd, 2014 Elizabeth May, MP  (begins after intro’s) Jim Wilson, CanLyme  (starts at 17:10 on time-bar) Dr. William Bowie, AMMI,  (starts at 17:17 on time-bar) After Dr. Bowie presents it is followed by…

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Canada’s Bill C-442, An Act respecting a Federal Framework on Lyme Disease passes 2nd reading in the senate.

Second Reading—Debate Adjourned   Hon. Janis G. Johnson moved second reading of Bill C-442, An Act respecting a Federal Framework on Lyme Disease. She said: Honourable senators, it is a great honour to address Bill C-442, An Act respecting a Federal Framework on Lyme Disease. I thank Elizabeth May, member of Parliament, for asking me to…

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United States: Lyme Victory as Bill passes US House of Representatives

[CanLyme note: Congratulations to to the US House of Representatives for passing this important legislation. Years of hard work by Lyme disease advocates and dedicated representatives has moved the Lyme issue one step closer to taking the control away from the medical political, for-profit associated, bureaucrats and giving it back to pure scientists and patients….

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Elizabeth May’s Act to create a Federal Framework on Lyme Disease passes House of Commons

June 11th, 2014 OTTAWA – Elizabeth May’s Private Members Bill, C-442, An Act respecting a Federal Framework on Lyme Disease, has passed through 3rd reading with the unanimous consent of the House of Commons. Bill C-442 will now be referred to the Senate, where it will be sponsored by Senator Janis Johnson and taken up…

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Listen to testimony of the Public Health Agency of Canada as they speak to the federal government of Canada’s Health Committe on Bill C-442 the National Lyme Disease Strategy Act

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…

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Listen to testimony of Elizabeth May, MP, Jim Wilson, CanLyme, and Nicole Bottles, patient as they speak to the federal government of Canada’s Health Committe on Bill C-442 the National Lyme Disease Strategy Act

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…

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CBC TV : Power and Politics, Battling Lyme Disease

Lyme disease victim Nicole Bottles shares her story of abuse from within the Canadian medical system in her struggles with Lyme disease that has left her to date, still in a wheel chair. Also, Green Party Leader and member of parliament, Elizabeth May discusses Nicoles situation and her provate members Bill C-442 that is in…

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Calgary declares May as Lyme Disease Awareness Month – Mayor Naheed Nenshi

From the Lyme Disease Association of Alberta (LDAA) … The month of MAY has been officially declared LYME AWARNESS MONTH in Calgary by Major Naheed Nenshi! See attached pictures of the official proclamation! You can be sure that with your help, we will work hard to have this happen in other Albertan cities next May!…

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United States to limit antibiotic use in food farm industry, thought to be 8 times that of human use

FDA NEWS RELEASE   For Immediate Release: Wed. Dec. 11, 2013 Media Inquiries: Shelly Burgess, 301-796-4651, shelly.burgess@fda.hhs.gov or Juli Putnam, 240-402-0537,JuliAnn.Putnam@fda.hhs.gov Trade Press Inquiries: Siobhan DeLancey, 240-276-9356, siobhan.delancey@fda.hhs.gov Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA From: https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm378193.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery   FDA takes significant steps to address antimicrobial resistance Agency implementing plan to ensure judicious use of antibiotics in food animals   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today…

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Three Sudden Cardiac Deaths Associated with Lyme Carditis — United States, November 2012–July 2013

December 13, 2013 / 62(49);993-996 Lyme disease* is a multisystem illness caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, a spirochete transmitted by certain species of Ixodes ticks. Approximately 30,000 confirmed and probable cases of Lyme disease were reported in the United States in 2012, primarily from high-incidence states in the Northeast (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire,…

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Glut of deer ticks raises fear of Lyme disease

Thunder Bay health unit changes priority to collect deer ticks CBC News Posted: Jul  2, 2013   1:17 PM ET An increase in the number of deer ticks in Northwestern Ontario, which can cause Lyme disease, has prompted the Thunder Bay District Health Unit to spend more time on that problem and less on trapping mosquitoes. Entomologist…

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Lyme Disease — Debatable Motion in the New Brunswick Legislature

Press Release  Lyme Disease — Debatable Motion in the New Brunswick Legislature June 14, 2013 Fredericton,NB- New Maryland Sunbury West Progressive Conservative MLA Jack Carr presented a historic motion in the legislature on June 14, 2013. The motion was seconded by MLA Donald Arsenault Liberal MLA representing Dalhousie-Restigouche East.  The Lyme disease advocacy community is…

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Global TV – Lyme disease expanding in Canada

Lyme disease is rapidly expanding according to Dr. Robbin Lindsay of the Canadian National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg.  Most victims of Lyme disease and other experts suggest the only thing that is expanding is the pressure by victims upon government to stop underplaying this long prevalent disease in Canada. It has been shown for many years…