ETOBICOKE NORTH: 'Hard-working' Duncan ready to fight for her community
Duncan said she was also thrilled at her re-election for the opportunity it affords her to continue work on her passion projects at the national level - namely her support of MS patients, veterans, and her work on rare disorders such as sickle cell anemia.
That work begins later this week, she said, with two speaking engagements in as many weeks related to her fight for clinical trials for Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI) therapy, also known as the "Liberation Procedure." The controversial multiple sclerosis procedure, which was denied funding for a pan-Canadian trial by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and MS Society of Canada last August, involves standard balloon angioplasty and was pioneered by an Italian doctor to treat CCSVI patients.
Duncan's first stop will be at the Toronto CCSVI Rally at Queen's Park on Thursday; the second will see her travel to California.