On April 29, 2019 Obesity Canada representatives were on Parliament Hill to meet with members of parliament and advocate on behalf of individuals living with obesity for increased access to treatment and recognition of obesity as a chronic disease. In total, OC met with 15 individual MPs. MP Bill Casey (Liberal, Cumberland-Colchester, Nova Scotia) made a member statement about OC prior to question period. Later, OC hosted an all-party parliamentary reception co-sponsored by Mr. Casey, Marilyn Gladu (Conservative) and Don Davies (NDP) where we continued the discussion with policy makers.
A few shots of just some of the Members of Parliament OC representatives met with April 29th. In order from top left: 1. with Karen Vecchio, MP, Elgin – Middlesex – London
(Ontario); 2. with MP Bill Casey, Cumberland-Colchester (Nova Scotia); 3. with Peter Kent, MP, Thornhill (Ontario); 4. with Ziad Aboultaif, MP, Edmonton Manning (Alberta); 5. with Pam Damoff, MP, Oakville North — Burlington (Ontario); 6. with Wayne Easter, MP, Malpeque (Prince Edward Island); 7. with Sonia Sidhu, MP, Brampton South (Ontario).