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May is Speech and Hearing Month. As the husband of a speech-language pathologist, it is a great honour to rise today to recognize Canada's outstanding speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and communication health assistants.
Throughout the month of May, Speech-Language & Audiology Canada, or SAC, and its more than 6,200 members and associates will be highlighting the importance of early detection and intervention of speech, language, swallowing, hearing, and balance disorders.
Many of us take for granted our ability to communicate, yet the ability to speak, hear, and be heard is vital to our everyday lives.
On behalf of members of the House, I thank the communication health professionals for all they do to help Canadians reach their communication potential.