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Interviews with Nick Ogden, Founder of Worldpay, ClearBank, RTGS Global, and primary founder of e-commerce
Senator Deacon sits down with Nick Ogden to discuss Britain's use of fintechs in their COVID-19 response and the ways in which the Canadian industry can catch up; establishing the first new clearing bank in the UK in 250 years; the importance of RTGS Global, advice for Canada going forward, and the consequences of inaction in this sector. Follow the link below, and check out all three videos on Senator Deacon YouTube account.
CIO Strategy Council: Interview with Senator Colin Deacon
Catch Senator Deacon's interview with the CIO Strategy Council's DigITal Magazine concerning digital identities, digital trust, and how the COVID-19 pandemic has exemplified the need for a national Digital Identity framework in Canada.
Fireside Keynote at FFCON20: Senator Colin Deacon and FinTech Growth Syndicate Founder Sue Britton
Senator Deacon shared a Fireside Keynote with Sue Britton, Founder of FinTech Growth Syndicate as part of the 6th annual FFCON. FFCON is an eight-week long, immersive Fintech and Financing Conference at the center of Canada's fintech ecosystem.
Hear Senator Deacon discuss why the Senate's Banking, Trade and Commerce Committee unanimously supported open banking a year ago, the limited progress to date & the opportunities that will be created when Canada finally acts.
Small Business Workshop #2: Financial Services for Small Businesses during COVID-19
In this second workshop, Senators and staff heard from leaders in the equity and investment sectors: Janet Bannister, Managing Partner at Real Ventures, Andrew Graham, Co-Founder and CEO at Borrowell, and Som Seif, President and CEO of Purpose Investments. Find out how they have been able to support businesses during the crisis, and their roles in jump starting small businesses in the recovery on Senator Deacon's YouTube channel.
Opinion: Why we need a national contact-tracing app
Catch this latest opinion piece by Senators Colin Deacon, Rosemary Moodie and Judith Seidman in the National Post. The Senators discuss why it's imperative that politicians and public health officials across the country work together in advance of a second wave of COVID-19 to support the widespread implementation of a single national exposure notification app.
The Globe and Mail: Three Nova Scotia senators call for joint inquiry into mass shooting
Nova Scotia Senators Mary Coyle, Stan Kutcher, and Colin Deacon call for a joint federal-provincial inquiry into the mass shooting in Portapique that claimed the lives of 22 people.
Small Business Workshop: Financial Services for Small Businesses during COVID-19
Small Business Workshop organized by Senators Colin Deacon, Lucie Moncion and Howard Wetston concerning financial services for small businesses during COVID-19. Featuring presentations from Michael Ferencich, Senior Vice President at RBC, Henry Han Regional Director, Government Relations at CCUA (Canadian Credit Union Association) and Sylvain Dupuis Vice-President Principal Investments at Desjardins Capital.
Global News: Coronavirus- Survey suggests majority of Canadians would use contact tracing app to curb spread
Nova Scotia senator Colin Deacon and his colleagues want to see a tracing app developed to fight the pandemic and allow the Canadian economy to grow again.
CTV Morning Live: Contact Tracing Apps to Fight COVID-19
See Senator Colin Deacon's interview with CTV Morning Live Ottawa on the use of contact tracing apps to fight COVID-19, dated May 21st, 2020.
(File) Senators find strong support for using mobile phone data to fight pandemic
Senators Deacon, Moodie, and Dasko conducted a study asking Canadians if they would support contract tracing measures used by officials to combat COVID-19.