Mr. Speaker, today marks the beginning of National Down's Syndrome Awareness Week. Close to 50 organizations have got together to launch this national campaign. In Canada, about one in seven hundred live births is affected by this syndrome. It is a chromosomal disorder that may restrict children's development. Still, those who suffer from this condition manage to live an active life and make a positive contribution to our society.
A number of activities are scheduled this week, and I invite Canadians to participate in them.
Together, we can help improve the lives of these people by acknowledging their contribution to our society and by facilitating their integration.