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C-93 : Simple Possession of Cannabis - Third Reading

Excerpt from Debates of the Senate (Hansard)Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Bill to Provide No-cost, Expedited Record Suspensions for Simple Possession of Cannabis Third ReadingHon. Marty Deacon: Honourable senators, I rise today to speak to Bill C-93, an Act to provide no-cost,expedited record suspensions for simple possession of cannabis.Let me begin, however, by saying I’m starting to enjoy this tradition. For me, there is no surer sign thatsummer is around the corner than Senator Dean compelling…
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National Health and Fitness Day 2019

Excerpt from Debates of the Senate (Hansard)Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Senators’ Statements National Health and Fitness Day Hon. Marty Deacon: Honourable senators, in our continued work of healthy nation building and celebrating the power of sport, today I want to remind you of the work we must continue to do together to make Canada the most active, healthy nation on earth. This coming Saturday, communities across the country will celebrate National Health and Fitness Day. This is a day when Ca…
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Question Period - Amateur Athlete Trusts

Excerpt from Debates of the Senate (Hansard)Tuesday, May 28, 2019 National Revenue Amateur Athlete Trusts Hon. Marty Deacon: Leader, my question is fairly specific and involves the matter of our amateur athlete trusts.As you are likely aware, these trusts allowed our registered amateur athletes to put certain income, such as endorsements or prize money, in a trust of which they are the beneficiary. Any amount contributed to this trust is excluded from the income of an athlete for tax purposes…
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C-81: Accessible Canada Bill

Excerpt from Debates of the Senate (Hansard)Monday, May 13, 2019 Accessible Canada BillThird Reading Hon. Marty Deacon: Honourable senators, I rise to speak to Bill C-81, An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada. I have listened with great interest to my colleagues, as well as to the many witnesses we had at the Social Affairs Committee. I speak today to share with you my perspective, my story, based on a lifetime of learning and action in this very important area. When I arrived in Senate 15 m…
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Donna Strickland - Congratulations on Nobel Prize in Physics

Excerpt from Debates of the Senate (Hansard) Tuesday, December 11, 2018 SENATORS’ STATEMENTSDonna Strickland - Congratulations on Nobel Prize in Physics Hon. Marty Deacon: Honourable senators, I rise today to pay tribute to Dr. Donna Strickland, who yesterday received the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics from the King of Sweden, in Stockholm. The pageantry and glamour on that stage were a far cry from room 3407 in Needles Hall at the University of Waterloo, where a few hundred students crammed int…
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Motion 358 Nutrition Program

Excerpt from Debates of the Senate (Hansard)Thursday, February 28, 2019 The Senate Motion to Urge the Government to Initiate Consultations with Various Groups to Develop an Adequately Funded National Cost-shared Universal Nutrition Program—Debate Continued On the Order:Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Eggleton, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator Mercer: That the Senate urge the government to initiate consultations with the provinces, territories, In…
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