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Ontarians asked to reach out to their MPPs for CPFF Lobby Day and Reception on Dec. 4, 2019

On December 4, 2019, patients, caregivers and representatives of CPFF have appointments to meet with a number MPPs to tell them about CPFF and discuss how we can help the government to provide quality care to our Community more efficiently and cost effectively, for the benefit of both taxpayers and patients.

Late in the day, CPFF will host a reception for any MPPs interested in learning about pulmonary fibrosis and solving the current challenges faced by those living with the disease. If you are an Ontario resident, we are asking for your help with this initiative. CPFF has created a sample email invitation that you can send to your MPP inviting them to attend the session on December 4. You can also find a list of Ontario MPPs, with their email addresses and ridings, and whether or not they have already responded to our invitation. If they have responded, please do NOT send another invitation. If they have not responded, please send them your invitation, as soon as possible, so they can fit it into their calendar.

If the MPP responds to you directly, rather than RSVP to Puneet as directed in the invitation, please forward their response to puneet.luthra@gmail.com. And thank you for getting involved!

For the latest on this initiative, see our Feb. 2020 newsletter.


It’s time to contact your federal candidates – October 2019

The federal election is now well underway. It is the perfect time to get in touch with your local candidates – all of them – to ask how they are going to support people living with pulmonary fibrosis?

Regardless of the outcome, this is an excellent opportunity to ensure the next government has some background about pulmonary fibrosis, the challenges faced by our community, and how government can help. This will help improve our access to MPs, both the newly elected and returning members.

We urge you to communicate our concerns and recommendations to all candidates in your riding. As a voter, they should be listening, especially during the campaign. To make it easier, you can adapt our sample email to send to your local candidates.

Read more about this latest advocacy campaign in the October 2019 issue of our newsletter Hope Breathes Here.