I e-mailed my MP (Conservative) just before the Parliament debate over a month ago. No response. Not even an acknowledgment.
I have also e-mailed Ontario Minister of Health Deb Matthews (Liberal) on this twice. Again, no reply or acknowledgment.
No political party is consistent on this. The federal Liberals are pushing the governing Conservatives to approve CCSVI. In Nova Scotia, Conservatives are "imploring" the governing NDP to fund studies. In Alberta, it's reversed. The NDP are advocating for the governing Conservatives to fund studies. In British Columbia, the NDP Health critic has written to the governing Liberals to fund studies.
In Ontario, the governing Liberals are refusing to fund studies. Ditto for Manitoba NDP. Does anyone know what's happening in other provinces and territories?
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall has agreed to fund studies and has said he will raise this at the meeting of Premiers this week. At least he is doing something. But, all this talk of studies is a long way from actual treatment.
All the while, we're caught in their political games. Just get on with it!
At least, we have their attention. We need to keep up the pressure.