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 - Motion to Extend Hybrid Sittings, March 31st, 2022
Senator Deacon joins the debate in the Chamber on the motion to extend hybrid sittings until April 2022. He argues that embracing hybrid sittings in the Senate for the long-term is key to becoming not only a competitive employer, but a more productive, inclusive, and modern institution. Click here to see more of this insightful speech.
Senator's Statement - Ukraine, March 4th 2022
Senator Deacon shares his personal reflections on his visit to Ukraine in 2019, where he was an observer for the Presidential elections that year. He recounts some of the inspiring experiences with the Ukrainian people, remembering their optimism, courage and strong-hearted nature; and expressed the importance of Canada's solidarity now more than ever. Click here to see the full speech.
Chamber Speech - Motion No. 48 (Senate of Canada Policy Statement), March 3rd 2022
Senator Deacon rises to the Chamber to speak to Motion No. 48, which would further advance the recommendations of the Senate Advisory Working Group on the Environment & Sustainability (AWG). If adopted, the motion initiate the following two actions: first, adopt a new Senate of Canada Environment Policy Statement to replace the existing 1993 version, and second, empower the Senate Standing Committee of Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration (CIBA) to further examine and consider the range of recommendations in the AWG's report. Click here to see his full speech.
Senator's Statement - Tribute to Senator Diane Griffin, March 2nd, 2022
Senator Deacon rises in the Chamber to pay tribute to Senator Diane Griffin, who retires from the Senate later this month. Click the link to see the full speech.
Chamber Speech - Emergencies Act, February 23rd, 2022
Senator Deacon joins the debate on the Emergencies Act motion in the Senate Chamber, supporting the Act’s invocation. He also highlights the vulnerabilities exposed in our public, political, and financial institutions as a result of the protest activities, and advocates for a non-partisan inquiry to ensure that these institutional shortcomings are thoroughly assessed and examined. Click the link to see more of his speech.
Senator's Statement - Celebrating former Senator Don Oliver, February 9th, 2022
Senator Deacon rises in the Chamber to celebrate former Senator Don Oliver, upon the recent release of his autobiography, "A Matter of Equality: The Life's Work of Senator Don Oliver". Throughout his life, The Honourable Don Oliver worked to make the business case for diversity and inclusion in Canada. His determined efforts advanced diversity as a social priority & economic opportunity, helped countless people, and catalyzed the efforts of future generations. Click here to see more.