What is multiple sclerosis?
What is chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency?
How would a national strategy help? How can I learn more?
In speaking to this inquiry, I want first to recognize our colleague Senator Cordy and Dr. Kirsty Duncan, M.P., for the incredible work they have done to advance the rights of Canadians with multiple sclerosis. Senator Cordy is especially steadfast in her advocacy, never relenting, never despairing and always remembering the important role that we play as senators to give voice to those in need of our compassion, understanding and support. Her example is an inspiration to us all.
Yesterday I spoke on Senator Cordy’s Senate inquiry on access to angioplasty treatment for Canadians with multiple sclerosis and chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency, or CCSVI. Multiple sclerosis, the MS Society of Canada tells us, is “an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system which is composed of the brain and the spinal cord. [...]