Letter from Dr. Alison C. Bested Supporting Bill C-442

Leader of the Green Party
MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands

October 1, 2012

Dear Ms. Elizabeth May,

As the new Medical Director of the Complex Chronic Diseases Program that was initiated to help patients with Lyme disease, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia, I would like to request a meeting with you.

In your private member’s bill, BILL C-442, you have asked for the development of a national strategy to address the challenges of timely recognition, diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease.

You have full support of this Canada-wide national strategy


Alison C. Bested MD FRCPC
Medical Director
Chronic Complex Diseases Program
BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre