Social Affairs, Science and Technology – December 3, 2014

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Social Affairs, Science and Technology – December 3, 2014

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May presents her private member’s bill (C-442) to establish a federal framework on Lyme disease. The bill was first introduced in 2012 and aims to increase awareness and prevention of the disease. It would create a national surveillance system, as well as a national educational program. Senators also hear from Jim Wilson, president and founder of the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation, and doctors William Bowie and Daniel Gregson, who are speaking on behalf of the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Canada. (December 3, 2014)