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:
Chamber Speech: Bill C-30
In his speech on the Budget Implementation Act, Bill C-30, Senator Deacon emphasizes the importance of early learning and child care as well as the initiative to accelerate the digitization of small- and medium-sized enterprises in the budget, the influence of the Retail Payment Activities Act, how regulatory changes reduce credit card fraud and costs for small business and consumers, and most fundamentally, of the importance of incentivizing and supporting competition in the Canadian economy.
Find Part One of his speech here, and Part Two at the following link: https://sencanada.ca/en/senators/deacon-colin/interventions/564032/17#hid
Chamber Speech: Bill C-10
At second reading of Bill C-10, An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts, Senator Deacon emphasizes the need to ensure that C-10 strengthens the future of Canadian media and content creation without creating issues of competing and conflicting privacy and competition laws. Senator Deacon argues for the empowerment of the private sector with an agile regulatory framework that generates recurring revenue and encourages global competitiveness, in order to best support the prosperity, creativity, culture and competition of Canadian media.
Chamber Speech: Bill C-208
Bill C-208, An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act (transfer of small business or family farm or fishing corporation), addresses an anti-avoidance rule in our Income Tax Act that unjustly burdens those wishing to complete genuine intergenerational transfers of a family-owned small business, farm or fishing operation. As Senator Deacon argues in support of the bill, Bill C-208 provides us with the opportunity to address a longstanding painful reality. Click here for his full speech.
Senator's Statements — Infilling of the Halifax Harbour, June 16th, 2021
In this statement, Senator Deacon urges the Minister of Transport to halt infilling projects in the Halifax Harbour unless the project has been approved by the Municipality and the Province. Click here to see this important statement.
Question Period — Open Banking: June 2nd, 2021
Question posed by Senator 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 for 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).