Interventions in the Senate Chamber RSS (opens in a new window)
Below are all of Senator Colin Deacon's interventions in the Senate Chamber dating back to his appointment in 2018. Interventions in the Senate Chamber includes Senator's statements at the commencement of Senate sittings, speeches on particular bills or motions, as well as questions posed in response to the speeches of other Senators or during question period. Find Senator Deacon's latest interventions, and his voting history below:
Question Period — Open Banking: June 2nd, 2021
Question posed by Sernator Colin Deacon to the Government Representative in the Senate, Senator Gold, asking when the second report from the advisory committee on consumer-directed finance/open banking will be released publicly by the Minister of Finance. To hear the full discussion, click here.
Speech from the Throne Motion for Address in Reply: Debate Continued, March 30th, 2021
In a response to the Government of Canada's acknowledgement that "for too many Canadians, systemic racism is a lived reality" and its commitment to addressing systemic racism in Canada, Senator Deacon highlights a path forward for the Senate to demonstrate leadership in this regard. Focusing on the three central points that: systemic racism is an undeniable historical and current reality in Canada that can only be addressed through direct and explicit action; that, as our institutions become systemically diverse and inclusive, powerful social and economic opportunities will be unlocked for all Canadians, and; that the Senate of Canada has a constitutional responsibility to fight racism and demonstrate leadership on this front. Click here to hear his full speech.
Criminal Code: Motion in Amendment Adopted, February 11, 2021.
Debate on Senator Jaffer's motion on Bill C-7, An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying).
Criminal Code: Motion in Amendment Adopted, February 10, 2021.
Debate on Senator Wallin's amendment to Bill C-7, An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying).