Hi, i wanted to share that I met my MP today (member of parliament) to talk about the needs of 411,000 of patients with ME. I had a presentation which we reviewed together, and we discussed how he could help. He wll discuss this issue with his party's health critic. You can view the presentation here. (The presentation format was optimized for ipad, better than what you see on this link) All Canadians can request a meeting with their MP and in fact it would be helpful if everyone did. MIne belongs to the opposition. It can be useful but members of the Liberal party should be briefed too. I give permission for people to use my slides, and to amend them, delete and add as desired. It is time Canada gets involved in efforts to find cause, biomarkers, and treatments for this illness. Let's keep the momentum going. P.S. I used photos available in the public domaine (other than my own). @ballard your cartoon on slide 2 was most useful in showing the current state of affairs. Thank you so much, and keep on drawing! For those who worry about the tombstone photo, I receved permission from Charmaine's husband to use it, and he said this is what she would have wanted. It was another powerful one.