I finally received a letter reply from the Minister of Health, Leona Aglukkaq, explaining the amount of funding provided by the Federal Canadian Government. It reads: "... The Government of Canada, through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), is supporting research on cfs and fibromyalgia. Between 2000 and 2009-10 the CRHI funded over $1.9 million in research on cfs and approximately $5.7 million on fibromyalgia. While the CIHR has not funded research on the relationship of xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus to cfs, it would welcome funding applications from researchers working in this area." I sent an email back expressing my surprise that my Government would actually send me this letter with such an unbelievably small amount of funding. I encourage other Canadians and anyone for that matter, to email her and tell her what a shortfall this funding is. Minister_Ministre@hc-sc.gc.ca After three decades this is truly outrageous. Why aren't researchers asking for funding? Why isn't the WPI partnering with Canadian partners to get funding? Nothing is probably going to happen until cfs patients lay on cots on Parliament Hill to demonstrate. Does it have to get to that point?