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Kitchener-Conestoga Tory MPP Michael Harris visits Durham to talk rare diseases

January 31, 2016

Durham Region. com

Michael Harris, a Progressive Conservative MPP for Kitchener-Conestoga, began a province-wide consultation before he requests an all-party Select Committee to study rare diseases. Among those at the session held in Ajax on January 25 were Shelley Frappier and her two-year-old son Nico. He suffers from a rare form of epilepsy, one that affects only six other Canadians.

MPP Harris aims to improve treatment of rare diseases

January 29, 2016

Waterloo Region Record

Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Michael Harris is touring the province on a campaign to end the inequity faced by people suffering with a rare disease. The Progressive Conservative’s private member’s motion to strike an all-party committee into rare disease treatment in Ontario will be debated on Feb. 25.

Treating Rare Disease (radio)

January 27, 2016

CBC Windsor

We’d like to think that our provincial health plan covers just about any illness, but if you’re diagnosed with a rare disease, you may be out of luck. We spoke to Opposition MPP Michael Harris who’s hoping to change that. (6:47)

#TreatRareDisease Tour in Windsor

January 27, 2016

CBC News Windsor (VIDEO)

Brantford-area EDS families ‘hoping for a miracle’

January 24, 2016

Brantford Expositor

There’s still no word from the Ministry of Health on how it will help local families distressed by the overwhelming costs they’re incurring taking children to the United States for surgery and care.



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