Addressing the alarming rise of the bacterium "Mycobacterium avium Paratuberculosis"
in the environment and the growing evidence linking this bacterium to Crohn's

Founders: Diane and Michael Fagen

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History of Crohn's Disease, Johne's disease, Mycobacterium avium Paratubercuosis

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Perception of Risk

The Precautionary Principle

What is a Reportable Disease

Health of Animals Act, SC 1990, c 21


NRC National Science Library

Public Health Agency of Canada

Never In My Milk



ree Republic/News Activism/Topics - Post Article


La Presse,  April 8, 2001,  Never in My Milk? by Marie France Coutu

The Canadian Media

Canadian Medical and Government

Canadian Veterinary

Canadian Raw Milk Advocacy Group


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Does Mycobacterium Paratuberculosis cause Crohn's disease by Alan Kennedy  


Shafran's Gasterology Center

The Johne's Information Center

History of Early Research on Crohn's disease

Dr. B. Crohn

Got Milk? by Michael Greger, MD Updated January 2001

THE CROHN'S CONNECTION  by Lisa Chamberlain

Dire Warnings About Johne’s
Disease A wake-up call for the dairy industry?

Micobacteria and Crohn's Disease

Dr. Chiodini's Tables

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University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine

Health Canada

Action Medical Research


University of Guelph



Taking Action
MAP-Canada Needs You!
  A Website is a powerful tool. It allows us a glimpse of what stands behind the "wall of silence" but it can never be a tool to break down that wall. Only people can break down walls. MAP-Canada’s Board of Directors is made up of 3 very ordinary Canadians. There is no question that without your commitment and active participation, we cannot accomplish our mission. Together however, we can become a legion and legions can move governments and break down walls, one brick at a time. MAP-Canada belongs to all Canadians who are concerned and alarmed by this issue. Whether the tragedy of Crohn’s disease has touched you personally or not, any organism that is so closely related to TB and Leprosy, that causes a fatal disease in so many animals, that is shed in semen and milk, that infects a species’ youngest and most vulnerable and that has such a long incubation period, DOES NOT belong in our food and the food of our children.
Let us stand together and tell the Government “We want this
organism out of the Canadian Food Chain”.

Let us stand together and be "A voice for Crohn's".

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Information Release… Oversight Committee to Propose a Johne’s Disease Control Program

The Canadian National Johne's Forum hosted by Saskatchewan Agriculture & Food, was a tremendous success and attended by approximately 100 people on November 17 - 18 in Saskatoon. This represents a very strong interest, perhaps not seen since efforts to eradicate Brucellosis and TB.




On Sept 3rd and 4th the CTV news aired 2 reports on the subject of Crohn’s disease and Paratuberculosis - see our media section for info on linking to these reports.   Dr. John Kellar of the Food Inspection Agency stated that Canada does not have any plans to investigate the link , further while an un-named person inside Health Canada admitted to CTV news that the link between Paratuberculosis and Crohns had never been studied in Canada .  CTV announced that an International Conference on Paratuberculosis is to be held in Saskatoon this coming November and that Crohn’s disease is not on the agenda.


 Write, call, email, fax your concerns to let Canada know that we are concerned about the issue of Paratuberculosis,

Send letters, emails, phone calls to the following people:

Minister of Health

The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, P.C., M.P. Health Canada
Brooke Claxton Building, Tunney's Pasture
Postal Locator: 0906C
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9

Feedback Form click here
Website: click here

Minister of Agriculture


The Honourable Gerry Ritz
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
1341 Baseline Road
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0C5

Fax: 613-773-1081

Contact Form

Website: click here

Director of the Food Risk Inspection Agency

Mr. George Da Pont, President of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Mary Komarynsky Executive Vice-President Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Dr. Brian Evans: Canada’s first Chief Food Safety Officer

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Telephone #: 1-800-442-2342 / 1-613-225-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 08:00 to 20:00 Eastern time, Monday to Friday

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Crohns and Colitis Foundation of Canada

600-60 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 600
Toronto , Ontario, Canada
M4T 1N5

Telephone: (416) 920-5035, 1-800-387-1479
Fax: (416) 929-0364
Website: click here
Email: click here (National Executive Director
Michael J. Howorth)

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

52 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon , Saskatchewan, Canada
S7N 5B4

Website: click here

Thank you to all who called, wrote, emailed and/or faxed letters of concern following the CTV news reports.  Although the subject of Crohn’s was not formally on the agenda, Crohn’s disease has at least been added to the panel discussion.  It is a first step.  Our readers will also be pleased to hear that Dr Michael Collins was one of the conference speakers.  However, if we want to make a substantial impact please send more letters, emails and calls if possible are needed to keep this topic in the forefront.  Thank-you,

MAP-Canada would like to extend a very sincere thank you to Yanik Chicoine of Montreal for his generosity and assistance in hosting and the mounting of this site.

MAP-Canada aimerait remercier sincerement Yanik Chicoine de Montreal et pour sons générosité et leur assistance pour l'hébergement et la programation du site