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This is were you find the latest political news and events as well as tools that you can use to lobby your government to help expedite testing, treatment and research of CCSVI.

 

Take-Note Debate


Take-note debate was held on Monday June 14th at 7:15 in the House of Commons. 


This Take-note debate was regarding the fact that persons with MS in Canada are being denied access to vascular medical screening and appropriate vascular medical care. 


Click HERE for the Transcript


Click HERE for information on the Take-Note debate process.


Click HERE for press coverage


Click HERE for Ashton Embry’s letter


Subcommittee on Neurological Diseases

For minutes and evidence presented at the meetings, please click HERE.


June 15, 2010: Link to Webcast

June 1, 2010: Link to Webcast

May 11, 2010: Link to Webcast

Dr. McDonald’s statement

RCooney’s statements: français / English

Take Action


Whether you have MS or not, you can help stop a terrible injustice.  Please write to both your federal and provincial representatives to ask for immediate action in allowing people with MS to get access to vascular healthcare. 


Find your Member of Parliament here:  http://www2.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/compilations/houseofcommons/memberbypostalcode.aspx?menu=hoc


Find your provincial representative here:  http://www2.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/compilations/ProvinceTerritory.aspx?Menu=ProvinceTerritory


For templates and flyers to help you lobby the government please click HERE

Senator David Angus statements about CCSVI and MS:


Statement on April 27, 2010


Statement on April 28, 2010

Demonstrations and Letters


MS Liberation Day - May 5th, 2010 


Letters sent to MPs & MPPs on May 3, 2010:

French and English

$$$ Fundraising Events $$$


Video of April 25th Fundraiser in  Toronto

CCSVI Petition


We respectfully request that every Canadian who cares about people's right to healthcare, regardless of their sex, race or pre-existing health condition, such as Multiple Sclerosis, get neighbours and friends to sign the attached petition.


Your completed petition will need to be delivered to your MP by September 6th, 2010 so that they may present it at the next sitting of the House of Commons on September 20, 2010.  Please note, french version available soon.


Please find attached:

  1. 1)Instructions explaining what you will need to do; this document also includes a cover letter that you can send to your MP.

 2) the PETITION


Although health matters are the constitutional responsibility of the provinces and territories, the Federal Minister of Health does have the power to convene a meeting of all the other Ministers of Health.  This is what we are respectfully requesting in the petition. 


As well, we strongly encourage individuals in each province to start petitions that are in accordance with the individual province’s rules.  We will gladly post them here.

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Canada's provincial health ministers pledged Monday to work together to explore ways to speed up the study of a controversial treatment for multiple sclerosis. The agreement came as the ministers gathered in St. John's for two days of meetings on everything from sodium reduction to a national pharmacare program.


"I think it's safe to say we agonize over many issues that we want to address and certainly MS is one of those issues," Maureen MacDonald, Nova Scotia's health minister, said to

reporters. "We have agreed as ministers that we want to act as quickly and as ethically as possible for MS patients."


Please click to read more:


GLOBE AND MAIL - EDITORIAL: Dr. Zamboni's treatment deserves study

Monday, Sep. 13, 2010


WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - Health ministers agree to move 'quickly, ethically' on MS treatment

By: The Canadian Press - Last Modified: 13/09/2010 3:46 PM