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MP Elizabeth May speaks to the challenge of updating medical best practices and the continued rise of ticks and Lyme disease

“She describes how she first learned about the severity of Lyme disease when speaking to a woman from Pictou, Nova Scotia who required a wheelchair for mobility. After moving to British Columbia, Elizabeth met others who were experiencing life-altering illness due to the tick-borne diseases.” Listen to podcast

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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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Parliament – Bill C-442 transcript and patient concerns over term “Best Practices”

March 4th, 2014, On March 3rd, 2014 in Canada’s House of Commons, Elizabeth May brought her private member’s Bill C-442, the National Lyme Disease Strategy Act, to the floor for second reading.  It has support across all parties.  The one point that CanLyme has received many emails and phone calls about in the past 24…

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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…

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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…


Why we need a national Lyme disease strategy

by Elizabeth May, Green Party of Canada   I know a health policy briefing should touch on all areas of health policy. We have critical issues ahead as we work to protect universal access to top-notch health care, reduce wait-times and drug costs, and meet the growing challenges of an aging population. The deficits in our…