Date: 2017/06/05 -- Category/Categories: Issues, Letters, Publications

Dear Friends and Supporters, I am writing to inform you that Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, has tabled the Federal Framework on Lyme Disease in Parliament. For many of us, this road has been a long and difficult one. For me it started almost ten years ago when I met Brenda Sterling in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. I wondered ...

Date: 2017/05/12 -- Category/Categories: News, Publications, Week in Review, Week in Review

Week in Review May 12, 2017 Welcome to Elizabeth May's parliamentary week in review! This weekly e-newsletter recaps her work in Parliament when the House is in session. At the links below, you can watch videos of Elizabeth's interventions in the House, keep up with her media releases, and read articles she has written. This ...

Date: 2017/04/10 -- Category/Categories: News, Press Conferences

Dear Friends and Supporters, On Tuesday, MPs from all parties and a Senator gathered to call for a strengthened Federal Lyme Disease Framework. Senator Kelvin Ogilvie, Conservative Senator from Nova Scotia, a world-respected scientist before being named to the Senate and Chair of the Senate Social Affairs, Science and Technology Committee, joined me, as well as MPs ...

Date: 2017/03/08 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Question Period

Elizabeth May  Mr. Speaker, in addition to this being International Women’s Day, it is also a deadline for the Minister of Health for comments on the federal framework on Lyme disease. This has been brought into play by the bill I submitted in the 41st Parliament, unanimously supported in the House and the Senate, and ...

Date: 2017/03/02 -- Category/Categories: News

Dear Friends and Supporters, I am writing today to address the draft Federal Framework on Lyme Disease, recently opened for consultation by the Public Health Agency of Canada. There are positive elements to the draft. However, there is also room for improvements. I welcome the Framework’s statement that the diagnosis of Lyme is “primarily a clinical one.” It ...

Date: 2017/02/24 -- Category/Categories: News, Week in Review

Week in Review February 24, 2017 Welcome to Elizabeth May's parliamentary week in review! This weekly e-newsletter recaps her work in Parliament when the House is in session. At the links below, you can watch videos of Elizabeth's interventions in the House, keep up with her media releases, and read articles she has written. This ...

Date: 2016/05/10 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

It is a good thing that the new Health Minister is a medical doctor.  It is not so much for her medical knowledge as for the skill set that comes with being a family practitioner.  The Hon Jane Philpott strikes me as a steady hand, a clam and competent person, capable of managing stress.  Which ...

Date: 2016/05/01 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

(OTTAWA) May 1, 2016 - “This year, Lyme Disease Awareness month presents a time to reflect on those Canadians affected by Lyme Disease as well as an opportunity for action. From May 15th-17th, in accordance with the Federal Framework on Lyme Disease Act – my private member’s bill that became law in December of 2014 ...

Date: 2015/05/01 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Publications

Readers of Vitality magazine will know that May is Lyme Disease awareness month. This magazine has done a real public service by educating people about Lyme disease for years. My own journey to understand the threat of Lyme disease started in 2007 when one of my neighbours in Pictou County, Nova Scotia, told me why ...

Date: 2015/05/01 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

OTTAWA – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada, issued the following statement for Lyme Disease Awareness Month: “The month of May is a time to remember the thousands of Canadians who are affected by Lyme disease and what we can do to help them. I first began to understand the threat of ...

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