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With great sadness we report that the Canadian Lyme community has lost a valuable friend and asset.

Debra Fraleigh, an articulate and caring individual who worked endlessly behind the scenes researching evidence, evaluating government and medical leadership statements on Lyme disease, and then writing excellent letters of rebuttal, lost her battle with cancer on June 9th, 2017. Debra, like far too many Canadians also battled Lyme disease and then, battled the medical system that let her and Continues →

Watch Mount Allison University Lyme Research Network announcement partnering with the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation

May 5th, 2017 One of the pillars within the mission statement of the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation is promoting research. We are pleased to announce our partnership with Mount Allison University in assisting their Lyme Disease Research Network with funding. Developing a broad capacity within Canadian universities to cope with what the government of Canada has admitted is a coming Continues →

Mount Allison University and Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation announce partnership in research.

Mount A researchers uniting expertise against Lyme disease May 5th, 2017 CumberlandNewsNow.com Fourteen researchers have come together to form the Lyme Research Network to provide a co-ordinated way to respond to the research needs of the Lyme community, to develop research that looks at the issue from new perspectives, and to share findings. The researchers represent a variety of disciplines Continues →

June 3rd, Ottawa: We Need To Continue To Be VOCAL

We Need To Continue To Be VOCAL The Federal Framework on Lyme Disease Conference held in Ottawa in May of 2016 allowed for people suffering with Lyme disease to finally come together. Because of the opportunity, the idea of VOCAL was formed. VOCAL – Voices of Canadians About Lyme – is a cross-Canada Lyme awareness initiative whereby each province will Continues →

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 →

The role of patient advocates in Lyme disease policy should be limited – CanLyme does not agree

The article titled, The role of patient advocates in Lyme disease policy should be limited  seen here promotes stymieing debate. Here is my response to the article, as HealthyDebate.ca had already closed comments for debate due to some not so well wishing comments, … “Public Health Law… therein lies the problem with this commentary.  I would like to thank these two young lawyers Continues →

CBC News: Canadian Member of Parliament Karen Ludwig – More national round tables planned for Lyme disease awareness

June 10th, 2016 A national, all-party round table on Lyme disease in Ottawa recently brought to light some of the issues people face with getting answers and suitable treatment for the disease. New Brunswick Southwest MP Karen Ludwig co-chaired the meeting on May 30, attended by Lyme disease advocates and members of Parliament, including Green Party leader Elizabeth May. “Health Continues →

Parliamentarians convene bi-partisan panel to address Lyme disease

The illness could affect 10,000 Canadians by 2020. [per year] [CanLyme suggests we are possibly there already.]   PUBLISHED : Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:00 AM Karen Ludwig heard it disturbingly frequently on the campaign trail last summer: constituents complaining of an obscure, little-understood illness that left painful and occasionally debilitating symptoms, and perplexed local health professionals struggling to pinpoint Continues →

A Drug Combination Screen Identifies Drugs Active against Amoxicillin-Induced Round Bodies of In Vitro Borrelia burgdorferi Persisters from an FDA Drug Library

Frontiers in Microbiology, May 23, 2016 Although currently recommended antibiotics for Lyme disease such as doxycycline or amoxicillin cure the majority of the patients, about 10–20% of patients treated for Lyme disease may experience lingering symptoms including fatigue, pain, or joint and muscle aches. Under experimental stress conditions such as starvation or antibiotic exposure, Borrelia burgdorferi can develop round body Continues →

CBC News Ottawa: Jim Wilson, CanLyme president, wants patients as equal partners on Lyme Borreliosis policy.

May 16th, 2016 As a result of Elizabeth May’s private member’s Bill 442 that passed unanimously through both the Canadian federal House and Senate, a national conference is underway in Ottawa with expert presenters from around the world.  Dogma of the past years, without GRADE level evidence is being drawn into question by global expert presentations. In Canada’s capital city, Continues →

USA CDC : Vaccines for Lyme Disease – Past, Present, and Future

[CanLyme note: The argument to market a vaccine anytime soon is weak.  Until many eyes have had a chance to review the data, primarily including the patient’s experts, no vaccine should be introduced… and if it is, it will fail because of broken trust.] Published on Jul 30, 2015 A Lyme disease vaccine is no longer available. The vaccine manufacturer Continues →

Montreal Gazette newspaper trashes Lyme Disease victims and then refuses to allow evidence based rebuttal – they prefer scientific “opinion” over scientific fact..

Recently, the Montreal Gazette newspaper published this article …  According to the Montreal Gazette we are scaring people by telling them we have a serious and growing problem, a problem echoed by the Public Health Agency of Canada. http://montrealgazette.com/health/opinion-lyme-disease-is-very-real-but-its-no-epidemic We asked for equal print space to write a rebuttal.  We were refused because the editor says the weight of the Continues →

Cyclists pair take on Lyme Disease as they bike across Canada

Peterborough, ON, Canada / (CHEXTV) Aileen Doyle June 16, 2015 11:14 pm It is a long journey but one that two friends say is necessary as they bike across Canada to raise awareness about Lyme disease. and Aileen Doyle was on hand when they made their way into Peterborough. Watch news clip Ride For Lyme… The Adelaine Project www.rideforlyme.ca

Global TV BC: Why Lyme Disease is on the rise

Why is Lyme disease on the rise. Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation President and Founder Jim Wilson discusses the issues in an always too short but very appreciated interview. Your browser does not support frames. Click here to view the frameless video..