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: 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 ...

Date: 2014/12/12 -- Category/Categories: News, Press Releases

“This victory belongs to all Canadians coping with Lyme disease and their loved ones. This bill never would have been passed into law without their advocacy and willingness to tell their stories. ” (OTTAWA) - Elizabeth May’s Private Member’s Bill, C-442, the Federal Framework on Lyme Disease Act was passed unanimously at third reading by the Senate the ...

Date: 2014/12/12 -- Category/Categories: News

Elizabeth May testifies before the Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology regarding her Private Member’s Bill C-442, the National Lyme Disease Strategy Act, on December 3, 2014. Print this page...

Date: 2014/05/29 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Petitions

Lyme Disease Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I rise to present two petitions. I am extraordinarily heartened to present over a thousand names of Canadians from coast to coast in support, as are all the parties in the House of Commons, of Bill C-442, an act to create a national strategy on Lyme disease. Thousands of ...

Date: 2014/05/27 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Petitions

International Trade Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I rise this morning to present two petitions. The first is from residents within Saanich—Gulf Islands from Pender Island, Brentwood Bay, North Saanich, Sydney, and throughout the riding. They call on this administration to cease its pursuit of the Canada-China investment treaty and to refuse to ratify it at ...

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