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Find Senator Deacon's op-eds and opinion pieces here:
Op-Ed: "Success of Black entrepreneurship programs hinges on balancing community support with new approaches", The Hill Times
Pervasive systemic barriers have prevented Black entrepreneurs from accessing capital, building and scaling their businesses in Canada. In this opinion piece, Senators Gerba, Deacon and former Senator Oliver opine what it would take to reimagine support programs for Black entrepreneurs in order to accelerate their success in Canada. Click here to see more of the article.
Opinion: "The underpinnings of our digital economy urgently need an update", The Globe & Mail
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.
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.