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Christine Girard

Excerpt from Debates of the Senate (Hansard)Monday, December 3, 2018 SENATORS’ STATEMENTSCongratulations on 2012 Olympic Gold MedalHon. Marty Deacon: Honourable senators, this morning at the National Arts Centre, an event took place for a very special Canadian. This morning a wrong was made right — at least more right. Christine Girard, 33 years of age, received her London 2012 Olympic gold and Beijing 2008 Olympic bronze medals in a much-anticipated ceremony for the now-retired weightlifter. S…
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National Health and Fitness Day

Excerpt from Debates of the Senate (Hansard)Tuesday, October 23, 2018 SENATORS’ STATEMENTS National Health and Fitness DayHon. Marty Deacon: Honourable senators, as we continue, it’s clear our work is very complex. The issues facing this country are complex and require all Canadians to be physically strong, mentally strong and connected to their communities.Our youth, our children are our future. Back in June, ParticipACTION released its Report Card on Physical Activity for Chi…
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Special Olympics

Excerpt from Debates of the Senate (Hansard)Wednesday, September 19, 2018 SENATORS’ STATEMENTS Special OlympicsHon. Marty Deacon: Honourable senators, colleagues and friends, as we return to the Senate and watch the summer wind down, I’m happy to share with you a celebration of the summer that will continue throughout the year. Today we celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Special Olympics movement. You may recall the worldwide festivities that occurred this past July cele…
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Cannabis Bill

Excerpt from Debates of the Senate (Hansard)Thursday, June 7, 2018 Cannabis BillMotion in Amendment Adopted The Hon. the Speaker pro tempore: Do you have a question, honourable senator?Hon. Sandra M. Lovelace Nicholas: Yes.The Hon. the Speaker pro tempore: Would you accept a question, Senator Gold?Senator Gold: Of course.Senator Lovelace Nicholas: Don’t you think that prescribed medical marijuana is better than prescribing opioids? Senator Gold: Thank you for your question. The…
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SHAD Program

Excerpt from Debates of the Senate (Hansard)Wednesday, June 6, 2018 SENATORS’ STATEMENTS SHAD Program Hon. Marty Deacon: Good afternoon, honourable senators. Today I rise to welcome and share the arrival of the leadership team and student alumni of SHAD to the Senate of Canada. SHAD is an organization you might all like to know about. It is an award-winning enrichment and entrepreneur program, and network, that empowers exceptional high school students at a pivotal point in the…
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Youth Health and Sport

Excerpt from Debates of the Senate (Hansard)Thursday, May 31, 2018 SENATORS’ STATEMENTS Youth Health and Sport Hon. Marty Deacon: Honourable Senators, first let me thank senators who were able to attend the all-party symposium last night addressing harassment in sport. This was an opportunity to listen, learn and respond to the need to ensure that all children are safe as they head out to enjoy the benefits of sport wherever they are, whatever the sport throughout Canad…
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Olympic and Paralympic Games 2018

Excerpt from Debates of the Senate (Hansard)Tuesday, May 7, 2018 SENATORS’ STATEMENTS Olympic and Paralympic Games 2018Hon. Marty Deacon: Honourable senators, today in Ottawa we are proud to welcome over 160 Olympians and Paralympians, their coaches and the Olympic and Paralympic leadership team. This morning our Olympians and Paralympians did us very proud as they hosted hundreds of school-aged children at Ottawa University. They truly emulated the Olympic values, the power of…
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Indian Horse

Excerpt from Debates of the Senate (Hansard)Wednesday, March 28, 2018 SENATORS’ STATEMENTS Indian Horse Hon. Marty Deacon: Honourable senators, as a newly appointed senator, you can imagine how busy the first few weeks have been and how steep the learning curve is and continues to be. As senators, each one of us is invited to a number of events outside the Senate. Many invitations come forth and we try to determine where and how we can learn and spend our time best. Last week,…
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