Why is hypothyroidism missing from Canada's chronic diseases list? The infographic copied above is not the official list. Here is the current list of links on the Chronic Diseases page, under the jurisdiction of the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC): Arthritis CancerChronic Respiratory DiseasesAsthmaChronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseSleep ApneaDementiaDiabetesHeart (Cardiovascular) DiseaseHypertensionStrokeInflammatory bowel disease (IBD)Mental IllnessNeurological … Continue reading Hypothyroidism is not a chronic disease in Canada. Why not?
On March 19, 2019, The Government of Canada responded to thyroid patients petition "Petition E-1819 (HYPOTHYROIDISM)", The petition gained 5644 e-signatures over the 3 months it was permitted to run, August 27 to December 25, 2018. It was presented by MP Diane Finley in the House of Commons March 19, 2019. TEXT OF THE PETITION … Continue reading Canadian government responds to Thyroid Petition e-1819
TEXT TRANSCRIPT "On Monday, I was pleased to be the first MP to table petitions on behalf of Canadians in the new House of Commons Chamber. The first petition called on the government to abandon its job-killing Carbon Tax. The second petition was on behalf of Canadians who suffer from thyroid disease and need to … Continue reading MP Diane Finley presents Canadian Thyroid Patients’ petition
Monday, January 28: Canadian Thyroid Patients' petition will be read in parliament, in Ottawa, ON, approximately between 3:20 and 3:40 Central Time. Live streaming will be at ParlVU as HoC Sitting no. 372 http://parlvu.parl.gc.ca/XRender/ After the reading, we've been told that a clip will be posted on Diane Finley's page at http://www.dianefinley.ca/
Well done, thyroid warriors and caring citizens! https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1819 This is a strong number, considering our challenges. Of course we wish we could have had a larger number. But this is a fledgling campaign group led by a small handful of patients. We started in July, launched a petition in September, and only had 4 months … Continue reading Thyroid petition closes with 5,681 signatures