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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Deb Matthews' Response

A very simplistic response by Deb Matthews to a serious situation.  Read the post link below from the blog Meerkat's Heap. 

I e-mailed Deb Matthews recently, and received an e-mail back stating that they were forwarding my e-mail to her Queen's Park office.  We'll see if she acknowledges my letter.  Granted, she DOES have a lot on her plate at the moment.  At least I know that 'someone' received it. 

MPP Bob Bailey will be introducing a private member's bill with another petition in the fall.  Let's hope it gets a better response this time.

Meerkat's Heap: Calls for Deb Matthews' Resignation: What they said!!! Personally, I've written to Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-term care, at least twice. Never once did I even rec...


  1. Goodness, Paula, I can't believe you had a reply from Deb Matthews' office! I've written several times, and know of at least two Lymies who have sent letters to her office. None of us ever received a response or form letter.
    Maybe this letter from Paul Haefling will have some reaction now.

    1. Well, I'm not sure I'd really call it a "response". I never received a real letter addressing my concerns. And Deb Matthews is the MPP for my riding! Irene Mathyssen, however, who is the MP for one of the local ridings, wrote a very long and thoughtful personal letter back to a friend of mine who wrote to her to encourage the NDP to vote in favour of Elizabeth Green's Lyme bill. I saw Paul Haefling's letter on Facebook the other day. I wonder if he will get a response! Some of our MPs and MPPs just turn a deaf ear to Lyme, whereas others are more open to listening to us. Perhaps the ones who listen are ones who have had some personal contact with Lyme, perhaps a family member, friend, or acquaintance. I think that people don't really have a clue until they've seen it up and close.