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.


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  • Allan Moncrieff
    signed 2014-03-29 11:00:41 -0400
    Something has to be done now, not in a year or two.


    They seem to have their head in the sand or something on this topic.
  • Dave Egan
    signed 2014-03-28 22:08:52 -0400
  • Neil MacLennan
    signed 2014-03-28 19:19:46 -0400
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-03-28 18:36:43 -0400
    Sign the petition: It's time for the MOHLTC to do something about Lyme Disease.
  • Tom Reid
    signed 2014-03-28 18:36:33 -0400
  • C Holllinsworth
    signed 2014-03-28 18:05:15 -0400
    3 wonderful young people debilitated and not diagnosed correctly for a long time from this disease. Let s change this !
  • Jennifer Nolan
    signed 2014-03-28 15:15:06 -0400
  • Barb Oakes
    signed 2014-03-27 22:13:03 -0400
  • Toini Jarvinen
    signed via 2014-03-27 19:00:56 -0400
  • Terry Barker
    signed 2014-03-27 18:29:53 -0400
  • Riley Muise
    signed 2014-03-22 16:12:18 -0400
  • Stewart Graham
    signed via 2014-03-20 12:37:39 -0400
  • Benjamin Paul
    signed 2014-03-17 17:26:54 -0400
  • John H. Chibuk
    signed 2014-03-06 14:23:14 -0500
  • Kelly Furino
    signed 2014-03-04 09:49:45 -0500
  • Karen Reyburn
    signed 2014-03-04 09:16:50 -0500
  • Vicki Crosby
    signed 2014-02-25 14:41:49 -0500
  • Ralph Matthews
    signed 2014-02-24 23:11:48 -0500
  • Alan West
    signed 2014-02-24 21:37:52 -0500
  • Stewart Gertler
    signed 2014-02-23 18:01:14 -0500
  • Brian Bodin
    signed 2014-02-23 15:42:02 -0500
  • Daphne O'Donnell
    signed 2014-02-22 16:52:11 -0500
    Our government needs to take this seriously and start caring for people
  • Mary Louise Ferrante
    signed 2014-02-22 11:32:14 -0500
  • Christine Poole
    signed 2014-02-21 19:24:39 -0500
  • Adam Poole
    signed 2014-02-21 19:12:44 -0500
  • Brenda Orchard
    signed 2014-02-20 10:38:52 -0500
  • Rainer Pethke
    signed 2014-02-17 19:04:29 -0500
  • Linda Sproule
    signed 2014-02-17 11:25:08 -0500
  • Laura Purdon
    signed 2014-02-14 12:35:04 -0500
  • Gerry Lukow
    signed 2014-02-07 11:18:02 -0500