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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  • Carmen Desjardins
    signed 2013-09-02 23:08:39 -0400
  • leo flaro
    signed 2013-09-02 17:32:01 -0400
  • Debbie Turner
    signed 2013-09-02 14:45:13 -0400
  • Patrick Flosse
    signed 2013-09-02 11:57:55 -0400
  • Maureen Middleton
    signed 2013-09-02 11:20:39 -0400
  • The Lyme Diary
    signed via 2013-08-27 12:23:40 -0400
    When I was bitten, I was told at the E/R: “There is no Lyme Disease in Simcoe County, and there are no ticks here.” The tick surveillance team at the Health Unit says otherwise. A local boy I know was also bitten in our area and he got very sick with this disease. Lyme disease is here. Let’s embrace it, educate people about prevention, and move forward today with the best tools in available in healthcare…
  • @LymeDiary tweeted link to this page. 2013-08-27 12:12:11 -0400
    Sign the petition: It's time for the MOHLTC to do something about Lyme Disease.
  • @LymeDiary tweeted link to this page. 2013-08-18 08:09:34 -0400
    Sign the petition: It's time for the MOHLTC to do something about Lyme Disease.
  • William Parks
    signed 2013-08-15 17:34:32 -0400
  • Nathan Baker
    signed 2013-08-12 17:56:17 -0400
  • Sylvain Coombs
    signed 2013-08-12 17:53:28 -0400
  • Irlande Lefranc
    signed 2013-08-12 12:40:06 -0400
  • Amanda Arlette
    signed 2013-08-12 12:36:33 -0400
  • posted about this on Facebook 2013-07-31 01:02:21 -0400
    Sign the petition: It's time for the MOHLTC to do something about Lyme Disease.
  • Heather Lott
    signed 2013-07-31 01:01:55 -0400
  • Sarah Grace
    signed 2013-07-30 08:58:34 -0400
  • Barbara Bowes
    signed 2013-07-28 08:04:18 -0400
  • Jessica Mordeca
    signed 2013-07-22 10:13:27 -0400
  • Jodie Easson
    signed 2013-07-17 19:48:39 -0400
  • Kate Whitton
    signed 2013-07-08 09:25:32 -0400
    Thank you!!

    This terrible disease has affected most Canadians in some way whether family or friends! I find it appalling that Canadians have to go to the US for current testing and treatment.
  • Rosemary Vrooman
    signed 2013-06-27 16:42:43 -0400
  • Sharen English
    signed 2013-06-26 22:19:54 -0400
  • Terrence Horner
    signed 2013-06-26 18:31:03 -0400
  • Denise Wolfe
    signed 2013-06-26 18:19:17 -0400
  • John Schutzbach
    signed 2013-06-26 17:52:48 -0400
  • Mayo Underwood
    signed 2013-06-26 17:48:28 -0400
  • Vicki Keith
    signed 2013-06-26 12:57:25 -0400
  • Sally Bowen
    signed 2013-06-26 10:19:42 -0400
    I suffer from Lyme Disease, undiagnosed for 8 years and now, apparently, untreatable. Thank you for your support with this.
  • Tina Oliveira
    signed 2013-06-24 08:14:20 -0400
  • Caryn MacLoghlin
    signed 2013-06-22 17:58:00 -0400