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Webinar: Payments Modernization & Open Banking, Smith School of Business: Queen's University
Join Senator Deacon and the panel at the Smith School of Business at Queen's University to discuss the consumer benefits of open banking and a modernized payments system, including increased industry competition, lower costs and the potential for product and service innovation. Click here to watch this important discussion.
CIO Strategy Council: Data Portability and Control — International Lessons for an Emerging Priority in Canada
Senator Colin Deacon moderates this CIO Strategy Council panel on the topic of data portability, alongside esteemed panelists: Imran Gulamhuseinwala (Implementation Trustee for Open Banking Ltd, United Kingdom), Inge Graef (Associate Professor of Competition Law at Tilburg University), Kate Charlet (Director for Data Governance, Google (Data Transfer Project)), and Micky Tripathi (National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services). Click here to watch the full discussion.
Insight Series: OBIC on Why Consumers Benefit from Open Finance
In the ninth episode of the Open Banking Initiative Canada's (OBIC) Insight Series, Senator Deacon and Finavator INC CEO Michelle Beyo discuss why Canadian and United Kingdom consumers benefit from open finance, or consumer directed finance. Joined by Judith Robertson, Commissioner for the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC), and Faith Reynolds, the Independent Consumer Representative for the Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE), the panel explored how open banking can provide consumers in Canada and the UK with greater access to new and innovative products and services to help them meet their financial needs and goals.
Insight Series: OBIC on the Advantages of Open Banking for SME's and Government
For the eighth episode of the Open Banking Initiative Canada, Senator Deacon and Michelle Beyo (CEO at Finavator INC) sit down with Payments Canada and the Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE) of the UK to discuss the benefits of open banking for SMEs and government. Joined by Anne Butler, Chief External Relations & Legal Officers at Payments Canada, and Simon Lyons, Head of Ecosystem Engagement at OBIE, this episode explores the advantages of an open banking framework for governments and SMEs.
Webinar: A Diverse Path to Prosperity for all Canadians
Co-sponsored by Senators Colin Deacon, Rosemary Moodie and Daniel Christmas, this webinar featured expert panelists Shahrzard Rafati (Founder & CEO of BroadBand TV [BBTV]), Chief Terry Paul (Chief & CEO of Membertou in Unama'ki) and Wes Hall (Founder, Black North Initiative & Kingsdale Advisors), who discussed how Canada can systematically address racism and embrace all forms of diversity in order to achieve prosperity and economic recovery. Click on the link to watch this event.
Chamber Statement: Addressing Systemic Racism in Canada
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.
Op-Ed: "Ethical AI can unlock social and economic opportunity for Canada", The Hill Times
In this Hill Times piece, Senator Deacon explores the social and economic opportunities for building Canada-made ethical, systemically inclusive AI solutions. To read more about its potential, click here.
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 motion on Bill C-7, An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying).
Insight Series: OBIC on Government
In this seventh episode of Open Banking Initiative Canada's (OBIC) Insight Series, Senator Deacon and host Michelle Beyo (CEO of Finavator INC.) sat down with the Competition Bureau of Canada and the Competition and Markets Authority of the UK to discuss the benefits of open banking for consumers and businesses. They were joined by expert panelists Leila Wright (Associate Deputy Commissioner at the Competition Bureau of Canada) and Dr. Bill Roberts (Head of Open Banking at the UK Competition and Markets Authority). The panel explored the opportunities open banking can provide for consumers and businesses, how open banking can catalyze competition in both Canada and the UK, and the role that government plays in accelerating those processes.