Bill C-442

National Lyme Disease Strategy Act

An Act respecting a National Lyme Disease Strategy

This bill was tabled by Elizabeth May on June 22, 2012.

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Status of this Bill

Introduction and First Reading

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  • Photo of Elizabeth May
    Elizabeth May spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Lyme Disease

    Mr. Speaker, the last petition, and I am encouraged by its support from across the aisles, is primarily from petitioners in the Surrey area who are in support of my private member's Bill C-442, which calls for a national strategy to deal with the dreadful human tragedy that is Lyme disease.

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Elizabeth May
    Elizabeth May spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Lyme Disease

    Mr. Speaker, the second petition is on the subject of the private member's bill I put forward, Bill C-442, calling for a national Lyme disease strategy. These petitioners from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and Brampton, Ontario, join with many thousands of others across Canada hoping the House can be united in seeking help for those who are suffering from Lyme disease and in providing greater prevention and information so that we will reduce the spread of this terrible disease.

    June 3, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Gord Brown
    Gord Brown spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Lyme Disease

    Mr. Speaker, I am rising today to present a petition signed by a number of my constituents in Leeds—Grenville. The petitioners call on the government to support Bill C-442, An Act respecting a National Lyme Disease Strategy.

    June 3, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Elizabeth May
    Elizabeth May spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Lyme Disease

    Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to rise today, and I wish to thank other hon. members who presented petitions today, as well, on the subject of Lyme disease and my private member's bill, Bill C-442. This bill would call for a national Lyme disease strategy to improve the sharing of best practices, federally and provincially, for diagnosis, cure and prevention of what is an extremely debilitating disease that is often misunderstood.

    May 27, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Elizabeth May
    Elizabeth May spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Lyme Disease

    Mr. Speaker, I rise to present two petitions. ... more

    May 21, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Elizabeth May
    Elizabeth May spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Lyme Disease Strategy

    Mr. Speaker, I rise to present two petitions. ... more

    May 7, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Elizabeth May
    Elizabeth May spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Lyme Disease

    Mr. Speaker, the second petition is from residents of Sudbury, Ontario, and Langley, British Columbia, in support of my private member's bill, Bill C-442, to develop a national Lyme disease strategy.

    May 1, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Elizabeth May
    Elizabeth May spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Lyme Disease

    Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to rise today to present two petitions. ... more

    April 29, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Elizabeth May
    Elizabeth May spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Lyme Disease Strategy

    Mr. Speaker, I rise to present four petitions, two each on the same topic. ... more

    April 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Elizabeth May
    Elizabeth May spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Lyme Disease

    Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present two petitions. ... more

    March 27, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Elizabeth May
    Elizabeth May spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Lyme Disease

    Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present two petitions. The first petition is from residents of Surrey and Langley in British Columbia, as well as from residents of Halifax, Nova Scotia, calling upon the House to look favourably on private member's Bill C-442, which I have tabled, that calls for a national Lyme disease strategy. ... more

    March 21, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Elizabeth May
    Elizabeth May spoke about Routine Proceedings > Lyme Disease

    Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present two petitions. ... more

    March 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Elizabeth May
    Elizabeth May spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Lyme Disease

    Mr. Speaker, I am very proud to rise today to present two petitions. ... more

    March 4, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Elizabeth May
    Elizabeth May spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Lyme Disease

    Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present a petition signed by people from Montreal and Gabriola Island. ... more

    March 1, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Elizabeth May
    Elizabeth May spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Lyme Disease Strategy

    Mr. Speaker, I am also pleased to present petitions from residents across Canada—from Toronto, Vancouver and other locations—in support of my bill, Bill C-442, on a national Lyme disease strategy to deal with improving and sharing best practices in prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

    Feb. 25, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Elizabeth May
    Elizabeth May spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Lyme Disease

    Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present two petitions. ... more

    Feb. 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Elizabeth May
    Elizabeth May spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Lyme Disease

    Mr. Speaker, I am so pleased to rise today to present more than 500 names on petitions in favour of my private member's bill, Bill C-442, to put in place a national strategy on Lyme disease. ... more

    Feb. 5, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Elizabeth May
    Elizabeth May spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Lyme Disease

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today with two petitions. The first is from residents from Winnipeg, Saskatoon, and Bracebridge and Oakville, Ontario. ... more

    Nov. 30, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Gord Brown
    Gord Brown spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Lyme Disease

    Mr. Speaker, I present a petition today from some constituents in my riding of Leeds—Grenville. The petitioners call upon the government to support Bill C-442, the national Lyme disease strategy act.

    Nov. 7, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Elizabeth May
    Elizabeth May spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Lyme Disease

    Mr. Speaker, the second petition relates to support for a private member's bill that I put forward, Bill C-442, that calls for a national Lyme disease strategy. The petitioners are from Mississauga, Fergus and other areas of Ontario.

    Oct. 17, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Elizabeth May
    Elizabeth May spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Lyme Disease

    Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present two petitions. ... more

    Sept. 19, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Ted Hsu
    Ted Hsu spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Lyme Disease

    Mr. Speaker, I have a petition from my constituents asking Parliament to support Bill C-442 from my colleague, the member for Saanich—Gulf Islands , the national Lyme disease strategy act.

    Sept. 19, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Elizabeth May
    Elizabeth May spoke about Routine Proceedings > National Lyme Disease Strategy Act
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    June 21, 2012,   Parliament