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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:
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.