Bill C-442 – Lyme Disease

On Monday, July 16th, 2012 in Get Involved

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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15383 people have signed this petition. Add your voice to the growing number of Canadians speaking out about this issue.

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.

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Personal Testimonial by Lyme Disease Sufferer David Leggett

More Information on Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease Update – Federal Framework Released – June 5th, 2017

Elizabeth May’s Week in Review – May 12, 2017 – May 12th, 2017

Press Conference: Improving the Lyme Disease Framework – April 10th, 2017

Parliament: Question on the Draft Lyme Disease Framework – March 8th, 2017

Lyme Disease Framework Update – March 2nd – March 2nd, 2017

Elizabeth May’s Week in Review – Feb 24, 2017 – February 24th, 2017

Challenges facing the Minister of Health – May 10th, 2016

Statement from Elizabeth May for Lyme Disease Awareness Month – May 1st, 2016

Lyme Disease Legislation: There ought to be a law, and there is! – May 1st, 2015

Elizabeth May statement for Lyme Disease Awareness Month – May 1st, 2015

Senate Unanimously Passes Elizabeth May’s Federal Framework on Lyme Disease Act – December 12th, 2014

Elizabeth May Testimony at Senate Committee on Federal Framework on Lyme Disease Act – December 12th, 2014

Private Member Business (National Lyme Disease Strategy Act) – April 29th, 2014

Private Members Business – National Lyme Disease Strategy Act – March 3rd, 2014

Private Members Business – National Lyme Disease Strategy Act – March 3rd, 2014

Private Members Business – National Lyme Disease Strategy Act – March 3rd, 2014

Private Members Business – National Lyme Disease Strategy Act – March 3rd, 2014

Elizabeth Speaking about Lyme Disease – November 7th, 2013

Why we need a national Lyme disease strategy – October 7th, 2013

May 11th is the First-Ever World Lyme Disease Day – May 10th, 2013

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