Statement on World Parkinson’s Day

Please read the following statement from Elizabeth May, MP for Saanich–Gulf Islands and Leader of the Green Party of Canada, recognising World Parkinson’s Day and Parkinson’s Awareness Month:

Today is World Parkinson’s Day! Over 100,000 people in Canada are living with Parkinson’s. The symbol for Parkinson’s awareness is a spark, representing dopamine which is crucial for motor function, mood and decision making. Reclaiming this ‘spark’ is a source of energy and inspiration for those living with Parkinson’s. Throughout this Parkinson’s Awareness Month, let us highlight the resilience and successes of this community and continue to strive for awareness and understanding of the realities of this disease.”