Lyme Disease Petition

Lyme Disease Treatment

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;

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;

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 request the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care to direct the Ontario Public Health system and OHIP to include all currently available and scientifically verified tests for Acute and Chronic Lyme Disease in Ontario, and to have everything necessary to create public awareness of Lyme Disease in Ontario, and to have internationally developed diagnostic and successful treatment protocols available to patients and physicians.

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  • signed via 2018-01-21 11:59:15 -0500
    I have 4 tick-borne diseases, including Lyme disease. I have published 36 peer-reviewed articles on ticks and Lyme disease. We need naturopathic physicians licensed to prescribe antibiotics and antimicrobials for Lyme disease and the co-infections in Ontario.
  • signed 2017-12-23 13:00:00 -0500
  • signed via 2017-10-19 16:05:52 -0400
  • signed via 2017-10-15 08:55:53 -0400
  • signed via 2017-10-11 15:42:34 -0400
    I have seen the effects of Lyme’s disease & seen the hardships faced by families both financially & emotionally when coping with this disease. Having physicians who recognize this disease & who are willing to help treat it would be wonderful & helpful.
  • signed via 2017-10-11 09:15:38 -0400
  • signed via 2017-10-11 09:15:32 -0400
  • signed via 2017-10-11 09:12:04 -0400
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-10-11 08:45:42 -0400
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  • signed via 2017-10-11 08:45:07 -0400
    Please make this a priority as Ticks are a big deal here at home!!
  • signed via 2017-10-11 08:25:00 -0400
    My daughter has been very sick for several years. She has sen several medical doctors and specialist and they can not even tell her why she is sick. We found out why via a LLND. No help is available for her in Canada. Medical Doctors are AFRAID to diagnose or treat lyme for fear they will be targeted by medical burocrats. This is a CRIME!!!
  • signed 2017-10-01 05:35:54 -0400
  • signed 2017-09-30 12:27:00 -0400
    I support this initiative.
  • signed 2017-09-30 10:41:35 -0400
  • signed 2017-09-28 10:40:53 -0400
  • @Jazz13UK tweeted link to this page. 2017-09-27 12:32:53 -0400
  • signed 2017-09-27 11:47:19 -0400
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  • signed 2017-09-27 07:14:32 -0400
  • signed 2017-09-27 05:09:26 -0400
  • signed 2017-09-27 01:54:06 -0400
  • signed 2017-09-26 20:51:45 -0400
    We need to take action on this issue!
  • signed 2017-09-26 19:47:41 -0400
    Thanks MPP Smith!! We need all the help we can get!
  • signed via 2017-09-26 16:52:25 -0400
    MPP Smith. Good work. Wish there were more like you.
  • signed 2017-09-26 09:48:23 -0400
  • signed via 2017-09-26 08:01:07 -0400
    Robeerta Gooch Peters
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-26 07:36:17 -0400
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  • signed via 2017-09-26 07:34:58 -0400
    I saw a specialist in Kingston who told me that there is no such thing as Lyme disease in Canada, it stops at the border according to this “expert”…. as if! We need more knowledge about this disease and how to treat it here now! My daughter’s dog got Lyme disease in our own neighbourhood, it could have been one of us!
  • signed 2017-09-26 00:19:51 -0400
  • signed 2017-09-25 21:45:07 -0400