MPP Harris aims to improve treatment of rare diseases

February 1, 2016

Waterloo Region Record

 By Johanna Weidner

WATERLOO REGION — Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Michael Harris is touring the province on a campaign to end the inequity faced by people suffering with a rare disease. The Progressive Conservative’s private member’s motion to strike an all-party committee into rare disease treatment in Ontario will be debated on Feb. 25.Harris is spurred on by the stories he’s heard from people desperate for help, who basically have to “beg on the steps of the assembly.”

“There’s clearly something wrong here in our system when it comes to treatment for people with a rare disease,” Harris said.