Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition today on behalf of MS sufferers.
I will personalize it by saying that I thank all these folks who have signed this petition in the name of my father who died of MS and for Dawn Shen from St. Catharines who has been leading this fight for the ability to have a pilot program in this country on CCSVI.
It is important to give MS sufferers hope and these petitioners are saying to the between 55,000 and 70,000 MS sufferers out there, “You deserve to have hope". I hope the government will hear that and not hide behind some obscure definition of what it means to actually go forward.
What the petitioners are saying is that we must give MS sufferers hope and we must give them hope today.