Thanks very much.
Thank you both for coming.
From what you have laid out and what you're already doing at CIHR and PHAC, I think it would be important for me to allow Elizabeth May to try to have some questions as to the intent of her bill versus what we've heard about what's already going on.
I only want to say that as a physician who missed a case of Lyme disease, probably 20 years ago, thankfully the patient had a brother-in-law who is a public health doctor who said, “Carolyn should check you for Lyme disease”. I was reminded by one of my colleagues at my medical school reunion this weekend that, “What I now realize when I miss something is not that I wasn't taught it and forgot it, but that it didn't exist when we were trained”. I think what I'm hearing about both the research and the public information is really important, the fact that when patients are empowered to think about it themselves, only then can we get into the education of our front-line workers. You can't diagnose it if he hasn't thought of it, so I think what we've heard both from CIHR and the Public Health Agency is really important.
Elizabeth, go for it.