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Chamber Speech - Motion No. 48 (Senate of Canada Environmental & Sustainability 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 on the link to see the full speech.
POLITICO NEWSLETTER: Senator Deacon discusses Motion No. 48
In the March 1st edition of Politico's 'Ottawa Playbook' newsletter, Senator Deacon discusses Motion no. 48, which would task the Senate of Canada to adopt a new Environmental Policy Statement and empower the Standing Senate Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration (CIBA) to move forward to implement the recommendations from the Advisory Working Group on Environment & Sustainability's final report. Click on the link to read Senator Deacon's reflections on why this motion is timely and necessary.
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
Webinar: Progress on the Black Entrepreneurship Loan Program
Led by Senator Amina Gerba in conjunction with Senators Rosemary Moodie and Colin Deacon, this webinar aimed to highlight data on the progress of the Black Entrepreneurship Loan Fund program announced by the federal government in April 2021. The virtual event featured a presentation from the Ms. Tiffany Callender, Founder & CEO of FACE Coalition (the administrator of the Loan Fund), as well as two Black entrepreneurs: Ms. Margaret Adekunle and Mr. Patrick Jean-Baptiste. Click the link to watch more.
DIACC Podcast: Conversation with Senator Colin Deacon, Deborah Moore, and Steve Bannifer on Digital ID and Open Banking
In this podcast episode hosted by Digital ID and Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC), Senator Deacon joins Kevin Morris (Strategy and Programs Director at Large Credit Union Coalition (LCUC)), Deborah Moore (Director of Digital Transformation at Celero Solutions) and Steve Pannifer (Managing Director at Consult Hyperion) to share his perspectives on Open Banking and Digital ID. The panelists discuss the interconnectedness of Open Baking and Digital ID, lessons on digital ID and open banking implementation in other jurisdictions, and the necessary actions that federal government and industry stakeholders must take in order to simultaneously enable a digital ID and open banking framework in Canada. Click to listen to more.