Lyme disease is an emerging infectious disease that is carried by nymphal and adult deer ticks. Early symptoms may include fever, headache, fatigue, depression, and a characteristic circular skin rash. Left untreated, later symptoms may involve the joints, heart, and central nervous system.
Because of a warming climate, the range for the black legged tick that carries Lyme disease is expanding. New cases are being found across Canada, with thousands now afflicted by what’s rapidly becoming a national crisis.
Help Elizabeth establish a national strategy to combat Lyme disease. Sign below or download this petition, have as many people as possible to sign it, and mail it – postage free – to either her Ottawa or Sidney offices. With as few as 25 signatures, Elizabeth can present your petition to the government in the House of Commons.
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We call on the Government of Canada to support the passage of Elizabeth May’s Bill C-442, the National Lyme Disease Strategy Act, which would convene a national conference with provincial and territorial health ministers, representatives of the medical community, and patients’ groups, for the purpose of developing a national strategy that work towards ensuring the recognition, timely diagnosis, and effective treatment of Lyme disease in Canada.
Why we need a national Lyme disease strategy – October 7th, 2013
May 11th is the First-Ever World Lyme Disease Day – May 10th, 2013
World Lyme Disease Day Rally – May 10th, 2013
Multiple events across Canada for May Lyme Awareness Month – May 7th, 2013
Letter from Dr. Alison C. Bested Supporting Bill C-442 – October 1st, 2012
Bill C-442: A National Lyme Disease Strategy – July 17th, 2012
Bill C-442 – Lyme Disease – July 16th, 2012
Education best way to fight Lyme disease – July 12th, 2012
Faster Lyme treatment could save suffering – July 10th, 2012
Elizabeth May calls for Lyme disease strategy – July 9th, 2012
B.C. must act on Lyme disease recommendations – July 5th, 2012
Elizabeth May pushes for national Lyme disease strategy – July 4th, 2012
Fergus-based researcher backs May’s call for plan to fight Lyme disease – July 3rd, 2012
Goldhawk Fights Back: Elizabeth May – June 28th, 2012
Green Party leader calls for national strategy on Lyme disease – June 25th, 2012
As Parliament rises for the summer… – June 23rd, 2012
C-442 An Act respecting a National Lyme Disease Strategy – June 21st, 2012
CanLyme supports made-in-Canada strategy on Lyme Disease – June 21st, 2012
Canada lagging behind U.S. on Lyme disease, May says – June 21st, 2012
Bill C-442 – National Lyme Disease Strategy Act – June 21st, 2012