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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  • Cathy Cripps
    signed 2013-11-11 18:18:13 -0500
  • Christine Gaggi
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  • Mara Maggiacomo
    signed 2013-11-11 17:29:49 -0500
  • Shirley Smith
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  • Norm Green
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  • Dave Coulter
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  • Bill Kendall
    signed 2013-11-11 16:17:16 -0500
  • Tina Newlove
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  • Marsha Ditri
    signed 2013-11-11 15:15:20 -0500
  • Jane Vatcher
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  • Brian Holmes
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  • Sandra Carbonaro
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  • Doug Waldie
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  • Jason Gaggi
    signed 2013-11-11 12:20:53 -0500
  • Sheri Moir
    signed 2013-11-11 11:40:39 -0500
    We must do something about this! Every month, I hear of someone contracting Lyme disease, being misdiagnosed in Ontario and being forced to cross the border for treatment at a cost of thousands of dollars. Please help those in need!
  • Romana Koulakis
    signed 2013-11-11 10:31:44 -0500
  • Chris Henderson
    signed 2013-11-11 09:55:58 -0500
  • Aveluy Ramsay
    signed 2013-11-11 09:26:42 -0500
  • Domenic Pizzimenti
    signed 2013-11-11 09:25:07 -0500
  • Marilyn Taylor
    signed 2013-11-11 07:47:31 -0500
    We need to be made aware in Canada that this is a very real and serious health issue, our Doctors should acknowledge that those persons with Lyme Disease need treatment , and our government should be doing everything possible to address this for all of us.
  • Pascal Therrien
    signed 2013-11-11 06:01:37 -0500
  • posted about this on Facebook 2013-11-10 10:05:43 -0500
    Sign the petition: It's time for the MOHLTC to do something about Lyme Disease.
  • Brian Ramsay
    signed 2013-11-10 10:04:52 -0500
  • Gord Welby
    signed 2013-11-09 20:26:55 -0500
  • Nathan Keller
    signed 2013-11-09 20:18:40 -0500
  • Jane Keller
    signed 2013-11-09 13:38:16 -0500
  • Catharine Nesbitt
    signed 2013-11-08 15:58:41 -0500
    Following Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation Website no need to

    respond to my signature.
  • Carolyn Letters
    signed 2013-11-08 15:25:35 -0500
  • Elizabeth Tyner
    signed 2013-11-08 08:18:17 -0500
  • Phillip Kerr
    signed 2013-11-07 22:14:17 -0500