Harris’s plan deserved support

March 7, 2016

Waterloo Region Record Editorial

What a shame that the ruling Liberal party at Queen’s Park used their majority to shut down a call for an all-party discussion of the problems faced by people with rare diseases.

Minister Hoskins, Don’t Turn Your Back On Rare Disease Sufferers

March 4, 2016

Ontario Legislature (VIDEO)

MPP Harris questions Health Minister Hoskins on whether or not he will support the #TreatRareDisease motion for an all-party Select Committee on Rare Disease Treatments in Ontario

Patrick Brown Urges Liberals to Support #TreatRareDisease

March 4, 2016

Ontario Legislature (VIDEO)

PC Leader Patrick Brown questions Health Minister Eric Hoskins in the Ontario Legislature on whether or not the Liberal Government will support the #TreatRareDisease motion.

Liberals reject push for hearings into how patients with rare diseases are cared for

March 3, 2016

Toronto Star

The Liberal government is trying to muzzle people suffering from rare diseases by defeating a push for public hearings into improving their medical treatment, says a Progressive Conservative MPP.

“That’s a letdown,” Michael Harris (Kitchener-Conestoga) said Thursday as Liberals outvoted Tories and New Democrats supporting his motion to establish a non-partisan, all-party committee to recommend solutions.

Liberals vote against creating Ont. rare disease strategy

March 3, 2016

The Canadian Press

An attempt to get an all-party committee to develop a rare disease strategy in Ontario failed Thursday as the governing Liberals disagreed with the Opposition on how best to help people with so-called orphan diseases.

The majority Liberals voted against the Progressive Conservative motion to strike a committee to hear from rare disease sufferers and make recommendations on how to help them get diagnosis and treatment.

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