JAN 26, 2018 — Below is a short Facebook video from federal MP Marilyn Gladu, who is a member of the federal Conservative Party and currently the Shadow Health Minister. Canada’s federal election is next year, and all of our federal parties are currently developing their campaign platforms and determining which priorities they will pick to focus on as they head into election mode.
We are asking everyone to click the link below and comment on MP Gladu’s Facebook video - tell her Lyme is THE health priority:
LymeHope recently met with MP Gladu and spent an hour with her discussing the dire situation so many Canadian families are facing, the systemic obstacles to getting adequate diagnosis, testing and care, the serious flaws with current testing, the denial of maternal-child transmission and the lack of up to date education across the health care field, including the most up to date peer-reviewed treatment guidelines which are available here: http://www.ilads.org/lyme/treatment-guideline.php.
MP Gladu was deeply concerned about the rapidly spreading epidemic that is putting all Canadians, our health care dollars and our economy at risk.
It is critical that Canadians concerned about Lyme disease do as much as they can to make sure all our Politicians from all parties understand that this is a very important issue, with widespread support coast to coast.
Regardless of your political views, or which party you support, making Lyme disease part of the election discussion is a good thing. It will raise public awareness, it will put pressure on the current Government to do more, and it will encourage opposition parties to make it a key part of their election promises.
In this video, MP Gladu is reaching out and asking Canadians to contact her and provide feedback as to which health priorities are most important. This is a perfect opportunity to promote Lyme & related diseases as THE most important health epidemic that requires significant change to help Canadians.https://www.facebook.com/MPMarilynGladu/videos/910249982483167/?hc_ref=ARSdbQAhlQ1ZOoiOnnEuNp-7qFsyoWpI2WmU-umqjXvq_wfJsE9EtXT5MQ9T79Beb3w
Please send your feedback to MP Gladu, and encourage your friends and family to sign, comment and share the Petition (http://bit.ly/2lfBuNL) and send their feedback to MP Gladu as well.
You may email, call, write or comment on her Facebook video (or do all of them!):
Email her at : Marilyn.email@example.com
Comment on her Facebook video:
Call her Ottawa Office at (613) 957-2649 and leave a message or relay your concerns to her staff.
Write a personal letter to:
Marilyn Gladu, MP
Ottawa Parliamentary Office
554 Wellington Building, House of Commons
If you live in the Sarnia area and are MP Gladu’s constituent, you can call her local office at (519) 383-6600 leave a message or talk to her staff about your concern; and/or ask for a meeting in person!
Finally, you may also wish to contact your current federal MP and remind them YOUR vote in the next election will depend on their commitment to meaningful change on the subject of Lyme disease in Canada.
Find your MP here:
As always, thank you for your continued support, together we CAN help bring change for all Canadians.
Sue Faber, RN & Jennifer Kravis, LL.B