Bill 27 - Lyme Disease and Other Vector-Borne Illnesses

Lyme Disease is a chronic illness prevalent across much of Southern Ontario. Unfortunately, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care does not cover far superior diagnostic and treatment methods used in Europe and the United States. As a consequence, many people across the Province travel abroad at their own expense to receive treatment for this disease. The MOHLTC should recognize this problem and introduce modern diagnostics and treatment for Lyme Disease and bring more awareness to the ailement. 

A Petition to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario

WHEREAS, the tick-borne illness known as Chronic Lyme Disease, which mimics many catastrophic illnesses, such as Multiple Sclerosis, Crohn’s, Alzheimer’s, arthritic diabetes, depression, Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia is increasingly endemic in Canada, but scientifically validated diagnostic tests and treatment choices are currently not available in Ontario, forcing patients to seek these in the U.S.A. and Europe; and

WHEREAS, the Canadian Medical Association informed the public, governments, and the medical profession in the May 30, 2000 edition of their professional journal that Lyme Disease is endemic throughout Canada, particularly in Southern Ontario; and

WHEREAS, the Ontario Public Health system and the Ontario Health Insurance Plan currently do not fund those specific tests that accurately serve the process for establishing a clinical diagnosis, but only recognize testing procedures known in the medical literature to provide false negatives 45 to 95% of the time;

WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to pass Bill 27 An act to enhance the surveillance, prevention, identification, awareness, research, diagnosis, treatment, management and other best practices with respect to various vector-borne diseases including West Nile Virus and Lyme Disease.

GOAL: 6,500 signatures

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  • Tania Palazzolo
    signed 2014-02-06 15:17:40 -0500
  • Allan Johnson
    signed 2014-02-05 08:53:45 -0500
  • Bill Bousfield
    signed 2014-02-05 08:06:18 -0500
    My self i know of at least 2 people with Lymes Disease

    The Canadian testing is not accurate and flawed

    They have both had to go to the U.S. for diagnosis and treatment

    The one is my brother, he used to be a big strong farm boy who now lives his life not far from his bed.

    This disease can lie dormant in a person for 20 – 30 years after being infected and surface at a time when you are vulnerable, it can also be sexually transmitted.

    This is a horrible new disease [ was it created by scientists to control population ] ?
  • Pamela Garrison
    signed 2014-02-04 16:15:52 -0500
  • Marco Gregoris
    signed 2014-02-04 15:49:00 -0500
    Thank you Mr. Hillier for your tireless efforts to improve ontarians’ way of life.

    If only you could be Premier!
  • William J Wood
    signed 2014-02-04 13:56:11 -0500
  • Sarah Gorman
    signed 2014-02-03 15:20:29 -0500
  • Katrina Hodge
    signed 2014-01-30 16:34:31 -0500
  • June Dolan
    signed 2014-01-28 00:20:06 -0500
  • Shane Peters
    signed 2014-01-26 18:13:33 -0500
  • Jose Carneiro
    signed 2014-01-21 19:33:44 -0500
  • Vern Fraser
    signed 2014-01-20 08:49:47 -0500
  • Tyler Vollmershausen
    signed 2014-01-17 15:55:32 -0500
  • Ross Bolton
    signed 2014-01-17 10:42:20 -0500
  • Michael Davis
    signed 2014-01-16 11:47:43 -0500
  • Cathie Green
    signed 2014-01-16 08:36:46 -0500
    I know several people and even more dogs who have been diagnosed with Lyme disease in Lanark County. We need to have all the best diagnostic & treatment options available for EVERYONE!
  • Caroline Accardi
    signed 2014-01-16 07:48:50 -0500
  • Nancy Saunders
    signed 2014-01-14 19:34:39 -0500
  • Robert Milotte
    signed 2014-01-14 18:57:55 -0500
  • Christa Dales Donnelly
    signed via 2014-01-14 15:16:33 -0500
  • Liane Clarke
    signed via 2014-01-14 09:57:11 -0500
  • Kathryn Hull
    signed 2014-01-13 21:05:49 -0500
  • Samuel Murray
    signed via 2014-01-13 19:10:07 -0500
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-01-13 18:43:41 -0500
    Sign the petition: It's time for the MOHLTC to do something about Lyme Disease.
  • Neil Irven
    signed 2014-01-13 17:53:15 -0500
  • Judith Francis
    signed 2013-12-18 18:04:07 -0500
  • Sean Lawrence
    signed 2013-12-17 10:02:12 -0500
  • Arlene Seale
    signed 2013-12-10 11:28:43 -0500
    My husband died as a result of encephalitis – infected bite to his nasal passage. Had he been diagnosed at the onset, he would be alive today.
  • Anne Jones
    signed 2013-11-19 21:49:51 -0500
  • Dalit Aharoni
    signed 2013-11-19 20:52:45 -0500