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The Hill Times: Senate’s new net-zero policy has ‘ambitious but achievable’ targets, says Sen. Deacon
In this article by Samantha Wright Allen, Senator Deacon speaks about the unanimously adopted motion by the Senate to implement a new environmental policy and move ahead with steps to get the Senate towards net zero. Senator Deacon highlights the unique opportunity for the Senate to be a leading national parliamentary body in reaching net zero. Click here to read more.
Opinion: The underpinnings of our digital economy urgently need an update
In this opinion piece co-written with Andrew Graham (Founder & CEO of Borrowell) and Mahima Poddar (Senior Vice President of EQ Bank), Senator Deacon argues that advancing Canada's digital transformation - including implementing open banking, privacy legislation - requires urgent, rather than slow sequential action. Click here to read more.
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.
Op-Ed: "Other countries are rewarding farmers for fighting climate change, it’s time Canada does the same", The Hill Times
In this special agriculture policy edition of Hill Times, Senator Deacon writes an opinion piece on the potential of incentivizing carbon sequestration and regenerative agricultural practices. He argues that carbon sequestration can be a viable solution to mitigate climate change effects, enhance the resiliency of Canada’s agricultural production capacity, and increase farm-gate revenue for Canadian producers. Click to read the full opinion.
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 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.