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Peter Julian (New Westminsterâ€”Burnaby):
Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise to present a petition signed by nearly 12,000 Canadians online and on paper.
The petition supports an ongoing campaign called Tiny Ears, which is organized by the Hearing Foundation of Canada. It calls on the federal government to put in place a national mandate around early infant screening and intervention.
Thousands of children born in our country every year are deaf or hard of hearing. Therefore, having an early infant screening program would actually assist those children to grow up and have the kind of life they should have in our country.
All children should have the right to a good start in life, so they may enjoy a healthy life with a bright future.
I am hoping that the federal government will respond positively to this petition, which is signed by nearly 12,000 Canadians, to put in place early infant screening in our country.