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CCSVI for Nova Scotia

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I am officially requesting the resignation of the Minister of Health, Maureen MacDonald immediately. My request for the Minister’s resignation is substantiated by the following: · Lack of Confidence – The Minister publicly stated that no staff were trained and were not able to perform the CCSVI treatment in Nova Scotia, even if a compassionate plea was awarded. However, we know that multiple staff have received training in the CCSVI procedure in Nova Scotia and are restricted from treating patients. It is a blatant lie and the Minister has lost the confidence of constituents that put her into power. · Denying help is accessory to murder - Denying someone a chance to live is covered under the Criminal Code of Canada. If someone dies because of being denied a chance at living, it is no longer attempted murder. People will be held accountable. · Negligent Decisions - Patients trust the judgment in our health-care professionals and elected officials, provided informed decisions are made. The Minister neglected to do that by only taking information from the side opposing the treatment without any consideration for the well-being of the people of this province. · Unethical - The Minister of Health stated in a correspondence that it would be unethical for her to provide a currently used procedure. I suggest it is discriminatory for the Minister to make that decision. Is it ethical for the Minister to not provide common care and to let patients die? The facts are: · Multiple Sclerosis Kills people · CCSVI is now a known proven “treatment” and potentially a prevention method · Long term effects and risks for angioplasty are known (it is a 30 year old procedure) · The effects and risks of using stents are known · The only thing that is unknown is what the future impacts of angioplasty on MS patients are. To answer this you need to allow them to be treated · It costs Nova Scotian’s $108 Million annually in drug therapy of MS · By treating the existing 3000 patients the province could save $78 million in the first year · The economic benefits of getting 3000 Nova Scotian’s back to work and normalcy in life far outweigh any financial benefit the current stakeholders. It is time to stop the suffering. Maureen, please step down and allow a real leader in the position who can stand up to the corporate interests of “Big Pharma” and the benefiting Neurologists who are so desperately holding onto these patients to support their own cause at the expense of life for your fellow Nova Scotians.


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