Tag Archives: Bill C-442

Canadian Lyme disease scientists start petition for more transparency and involvement on all aspects of Lyme policy development

The Canadian Lyme Science Alliance (CLSA) is a fledgling organization dedicated to enhancing our understanding of Lyme disease, and ensuring that health policy and guidelines accurately reflect available scientific data. It represents both academic researchers and clinical practitioners. The first major initiative is a petition that articulates several objectives that should be met by the task force representing the Federal Continues →

Cochrane, Alberta: Bill C-442 leaves Lyme sufferers hopeful for change

Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 06:00 am    By: Lindsay Seewalt Last May, the Eagle ran a story on the controversies surrounding Lyme disease and diagnosis and Chronic Lyme Disease (CLD) — the disease caused by infected ticks, largely spread by migratory birds, which is said to turn into CLD when overlooked and misdiagnosed. The story received tremendous response online and Continues →

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 given limitations. The testimony of Continues →

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 given limitations.  Once amendments are Continues →

CTV News – Making a federal case out of Lyme Disease

Joanne Schnurr, CTV Ottawa                                      Published Monday, March 3, 2014 5:10PM EST                            Last Updated Monday, March 3, 2014 6:42PM EST              A tiny bug is taking center stage at the House of Commons in Ottawa.  Lyme disease is a debilitating illness caused by a deer tick. Now, the Green Party’s Elizabeth May is urging members to vote for a Continues →

Bill C-442 supported by College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Green leader pushes bill to deal with Lyme disease Nova Scotia, Feb 26th, 2014,  New Glasgow News, Adam MacInnis On Monday Bill C-442, which first received first reading in June 2012, will finally appear for second reading in Parliament.  If it passes, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May believes it could improve how Lyme disease is dealt with throughout Canada. If Continues →

Why We Need a National Approach to Lyme Disease

  By Elizabeth May, Feb. 25th, 2014 I was saddened that HuffPost blogger Michael Kruse has misrepresented Bill C-442, my private members bill to develop a national approach to the growing threat of Lyme Disease. Up until his uninformed blog, it had been received as what it is — a non-partisan, evidence-based effort to help thousands of Canadians.  Mr. Kruse has misrepresented the Continues →

CanLyme submits letter in support of private members Bill C-442, “An Act respecting a National Lyme Disease Strategy”

Summary and Opinion on Bill C-442, “An Act respecting a National Lyme Disease Strategy” Lyme disease (borreliosis) can be contracted in any part of Canada through migratory birds that transplant ticks randomly. The ticks themselves are establishing populations more and more frequently across Canada with ever increasing rates of infection with Lyme disease. A national strategy to develop an appropriate Continues →