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STATEMENT ON DEAFBLIND AWARENESS MONTH

Honourable senators,

It is my sincere honour to rise today in recognition of June as Deafblind Awareness Month to acknowledge the strength, dedication and perseverance of more than 65,000 Canadians who live with deafblind challenges.

In 2015, the Senate of Canada unanimously adopted the motion to recognize June as Deafblind Awareness Month. I would like to commend the leadership of the Honourable Vim Kochhar, one of the greatest champions of Canada’s deafblind community and of people who live with physical disabilities, along with Senator Jim Munson and the Honourable Asha Seth, whose dedication and support have been invaluable

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