Patients and Medical Professionals Announce Protests in Ottawa on November 29th and 30th After Being Ignored by the Federal Ministers of Health
Patients and medical professionals need your help to secure more compassionate access to psilocybin as an alternative for Canadians suffering from chronic disease, addiction and palliative depression.
Today, the Canadian delegation of patients and healthcare professionals heading to Ottawa seeking medical psilocybin regulations announced their intent to hold a protest on Parliament Hill on Tuesday, November 29th and Wednesday, November 30th. This protest comes as a response to being denied a meeting with the Ministers of Health, Jean-Yves Duclos and Carolyn Bennett, regarding their need for urgent and compassionate access to medical psilocybin and medical regulations.
These patients and healthcare professionals have been waiting over a year for a compassionate response to their emergency section 56 exemptions for psilocybin. The delegation put together the below letter, requesting an emergency half-hour meeting with the Ministers. They have now been formally denied a meeting.
Read a copy of the letter here.
The protest is tentatively scheduled for 1 pm EST on both the 29th and 30th of November and is expected to last an hour each day. The delegation is seeking the support of any parliamentarians and Ottawa locals who wish to come to take part and hear directly from doctors and patients.
If you are unable to attend, please consider clicking the donation button below to support this first-of-its-kind journey of patients and healthcare professionals.
All donors are invited to or may send, a representative to attend the lobby week and its meetings. Donors are invited to all strategy meetings, debriefs (see schedule from media advisory), and will be involved in future campaigns.
Thank you again for your unwavering support and compassion.
Spencer Hawkswell and the TheraPsil team