BRAMPTON, ON – MP Sonia Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Brampton South, delivered remarks on behalf of the Minister of Health, the Honourable Ginette Petipas Taylor, to over 1800 delegates at the 2018 Diabetes Canada/CSEM Professional Conference that took place in Halifax.

The conference offered researchers and health-care professionals a unique opportunity to share ideas and learn about significant advances in diabetes research, treatment, and care within Canada and around the world. In her remarks, MP Sidhu updated the delegates on the Government of Canada’s ongoing work and initiatives to address diabetes in Canada.

“The Government of Canada is making investments in research, prevention, and early detection of diabetes so that fewer Canadians develop this condition and better treatments are available when diabetes occurs” said MP Sidhu to the delegation. “Canada is the birthplace of Insulin and there is no reason that our country cannot be a world leader in promoting diabetes awareness, and in managing this terrible disease.

This conference marks the third diabetes related conference of significance MP Sidhu has attended within the past 12 month period. Previously, MP Sidhu has attended international conferences in Rome and Kolkata to deliver remarks, share best practices, and promote the role Canada is playing as a world leader in the fight against diabetes.

MP Sidhu is Chair of the All-Party Diabetes Caucus, a Caucus that works through all parties to advance solutions on behalf of the 11 million Canadians living with diabetes or pre-diabetes. In addition, MP Sidhu is part of the House of Common’s Standing Committee on Health, a committee in which MP Sidhu has pushed forward a study to examine diabetes strategies in Canada and abroad. The study is set to conclude this month.