STATEMENT ON DEAFBLIND AWARENESS MONTH
DEAFBLIND AWARENESS MONTH
Hon. Yonah Martin (Deputy Leader of the Opposition):
Honourable senators, I rise today as we begin the month of June to celebrate Deafblind Awareness Month. In 2015, the Senate of Canada unanimously passed a motion to designate June as Deafblind Awareness Month. I wish, once again, to acknowledge and thank our colleague, the Honourable Jim Munson, and former colleagues, the Honourable Joan Fraser and the Honourable Asha Seth, for their supportive roles in ensuring the unanimous passage of the motion to recognize the deafblind community. I also want to commend the Honourable Vim Kochhar, our former colleague and visionary, who is a true champion of Canada’s deafblind community.