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Ottawa: Canadian politicians, scientists, physicians, and advocates unite in request of Minister Philpott to insist upon an ethical process

[CanLyme Note: No disease in history has ever been so massaged and manipulated behind closed doors as Lyme disease (borreliosis)  Is profit the motive? Keeping people sick and on pills for every symptom seems to be the approved Canadian policy while they refuse to transparently look at better tests that are available, and they refuse to allow potentially curative treatments.] View Continues →

New Lyme disease petition urges action plan rewrite

Richmond Hill Liberal – Kim Zarzour, March 1st, 2017 A new petition asking the Canadian government for a better action plan to combat Lyme disease has been sponsored by Green party Leader Elizabeth May. May was responsible for the introduction and approval of Bill 442, requiring the government to create an action plan with input from Lyme patients and experts; Continues →

First report of a blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis Say (Acari: Ixodidae), parasitizing a raptor in Canada

Systematic & Applied Acarology 22(2): 208–216 (2017) Abstract We document the first report of a blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis Say, parasitizing an American Kestrel, Falco sparverius Linnaeus (Falconiformes: Falconidae), in Canada. A fully engorged I. scapularis nymph was collected from the base of the tongue of an American Kestrel nestling recovered at Mirabel, Québec. This nestling had recently fledged Continues →

First Record of Ixodes affinis Tick (Acari: Ixodidae) Infected with Borrelia burgdorferi Sensu Lato Collected from a Migratory Songbird in Canada

Scott, et al.  Published June 30th, 2016 Abstract Migratory songbirds transport hard-bodied ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) into Canada during northward spring migration, and some of these bird-feeding ticks harbor a wide diversity of pathogenic microorganisms. In this study, we collected a nymphal Ixodes affinis Neumann from a Common Yellowthroat, Geothylypis trichas (Linnaeus), at Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec, and it was infected with the Continues →

Watch CTV news interview of Dr. Todd Hatchette. A very good example of how opinion, not science, is driving Lyme borreliosis policy in Canada… in spite of evidence presented by experts in Ottawa, May 15th to 17th, 2016.

[Lyme disease is actually Lyme borreliosis. an infection caused by many different strains/genotypes of Borrelia bacteria] How can one rationalize making progress from the patient’s expert perspective when officially, by tax payer funded microbiologists, opinion is put forward as fact with no supporting science. Dr. Todd Hatchette attended the recent three day conference in Ottawa during which a wide diversity Continues →

CBC News Montreal: Reported cases of Lyme disease on the rise in Montreal

May 19th, 2016 Arlene Rill knows all about the dangers of Lyme disease. The 65-year-old resident of Hampstead, Que., says she was bitten by an infected tick in Montreal in 2014 and has suffered debilitating arthritis-like symptoms ever since. “One tick can take away your life,” the retired schoolteacher says, and it’s a message she’s now working to spread. Rill went to see a doctor Continues →

Lyme disease: Knowledge and practices of family practitioners in southern Quebec

[CanLyme note:  We invite your review of the below article (free PDF of study can be accessed in the link below). Comments on study design, methodology, the questionnaire, data sourcing, and conclusions drawn, are invited.  Add your review in our comments section.  Also, how do you believe this information will be used by medical bureaucrats to direct the conversation?] Canadian Continues →

Montérégie at epicentre of uptick in Lyme disease in Quebec

KATHERINE WILTON, MONTREAL GAZETTE Published on: May 13, 2015 Hikers heading to the mountains and forests in the Montérégie should take precautions to avoid being bitten by a blacklegged tick that may carry Lyme disease, public health officials say.  Read full article

Lyme disease growing increasingly common in Quebec

Originating in Lyme, Connecticut in the 1970s, the disease has now made its way North. Quebec’s first cases emerged in 2008. Since then, it has continued to spread at an alarming rate. “We are predicting a rate of expansion of seven or eight kilometers per year northward in southern Quebec,” said Virginie Millien, a professor in the biology department at McGill Continues →

Lyme disease rates in Quebec’s Montérégie spike

If left untreated, tick-borne disease can cause neurological problems, cardiac arrest, chronic fatigue Posted: May 31, 2014 11:37 AM ET Lyme disease is on the rise in parts of southern Quebec, particularly in the Montérégie region where the number of cases has quadrupled since 2012. The Montérégie public health director, Alain Poirier, said 160 cases of Lyme disease were reported Continues →

Lyme disease diagnosis a battle in Quebec, patients say

Some patients going to United States for diagnosis and treatment because of lack of awareness in Quebec CBC News Posted: May 18, 2014 12:23 PM ET| Margaret Glaser says the past 12 years she’s spent living with undiagnosed Lyme disease has been like “living in hell” — not only because of the severity of her symptoms but also because she Continues →

Poleward Expansion of the White-Footed Mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) under Climate Change: Implications for the Spread of Lyme Disease

Emilie Roy-Dufresne, Affiliations:   Department of Geography, McGill University, Montreal, Canada,  Redpath Museum, McGill University, Montreal, Canada Travis Logan,  Affiliation:  Ouranos Consortium, Montreal, Canada        Julie A. Simon,  Affiliation:  Redpath Museum, McGill University, Montreal, Canada                Gail L. Chmura,  Affiliation:  Department of Geography, McGill University, Montreal, Canada                Virginie Millien,   Affiliation:  Redpath Museum, McGill University, Montreal, Canada   E-mail:              Published: Nov 18, 2013 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0080724 Abstract The white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) is an important reservoir Continues →


For The Gazette by Robert J. Galbraith [CanLyme: We have had enough of bureaucrats making decisions to withold information from the public, alleging “panic” will unfold. Nonsense, lives will be saved, healthcare costs will be greatly reduced, families will not be destroyed] Montreal-Quebec’s leading authority in the science of tick biology says that the southern part of Quebec has become Continues →