National Lyme Disease Strategy Act

An Act respecting a National Lyme Disease Strategy

This bill was last introduced in the 41st Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in August 2015.

This bill was previously introduced in the 41st Parliament, 1st Session.


Elizabeth May  Green

Introduced as a private member’s bill.


This bill has received Royal Assent and is now law.


This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment requires the Minister of Health to convene a conference with the provincial and territorial ministers responsible for health and with representatives of the medical community and patients’ groups for the purpose of developing a national strategy to address the challenges of the recognition and timely diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease. It also authorizes the Minister of Finance to establish guidelines in respect of the allocation of funding to provincial and territorial governments that have enacted legislation to implement that strategy.


All sorts of information on this bill is available at LEGISinfo, an excellent resource from the Library of Parliament. You can also read the full text of the bill.

Health Committee, on May 29, 2014

Health Committee, on June 3, 2014

  • Marc Ouellette, Scientific Director, Institute of Infection and Immunity
  • Steven Sternthal, Acting Director General, Centre for Food-borne, Environmental and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Infectious Diseases Prevention and Control Branch, Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Robbin Lindsay, Research Scientist, National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Justin Vaive, Procedural Clerk