Statement on World Tuberculosis Day

Please read the following statement from Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament for Saanich—Gulf Islands and Leader of the Green Party of Canada, recognising World Tuberculosis Day.

Today is World Tuberculosis Day. The threat of tuberculosis remains strong in Canada, with newcomers and Indigenous peoples being disproportionately affected by the disease. Inuit people face a burden of active TB over 290 times the rate of non-Indigenous people. I have been pressuring the Prime Minister to attend the UN High Level Meetings on TB, which would help fulfill Canada’s commitments to the Sustainable Development Goals. We must continue to raise awareness, reduce stigma and take concrete actions to fulfill the commitment Canada made in 2018 to eliminate TB once and for all.”