Signs for PARLIAMENT

Meaning: a legislative body of government.

Seen/used in Europe.


Related signs: GOVERNMENT, LEGISLATURE, SENATE, CONGRESS.

Deaf Culture and tidbits

Deaf History

Wilma Newhoudt-Druchen (1964-present) is a politician in South Africa, and she is the country's first deaf female Member of Parliament. She served as a parliamentarian in South Africa for three terms from 1999 to 2014.

Canadian Deaf Gary Malkowski (1958-) became Canada's first deaf Member of the Provincial Parliament in Ontario in 1990. -- Canadian Deaf Heritage. He represented the riding of York East in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1990 to 1995 as a member of the Ontario New Democratic Party.

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