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Bill to Provide Further Support in Response to COVID-19

Excerpt from Debates of the Senate (Hansard) Bill to Provide Further Support in Response to COVID-19 Consideration of Subject Matter in Committee of the Whole On the Order: The Senate in Committee of the Whole in order to receive the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, P.C., M.P., Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, accompanied by no more than four officials to consider the subject matter of Bill C-2, An Act to provide further support in response to COVID-19. (The sitting of the Se…
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Canadian Athletes

Excerpt from Debates of the Senate (Hansard) SENATORS’ STATEMENTS Canadian Athletes Hon. Marty Deacon: Honourable senators, we have heard much about our Canadian athletes as of late. They lead by example day in and day out. What is less discussed are their stories off the field of play that demonstrate their resilience and are sometimes more profound than their athletic accomplishments. For my purposes today, it is not their exploits on the field I would like to highlight but instead their le…
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Girl Guides of Canada Bill

Excerpt from Debates of the Senate (Hansard) Tuesday, November 17, 2020 Girl Guides of Canada Bill Private Bill—Third Reading Hon. Marty Deacon: Honourable senators, today I rise in support of Bill S-1001, An Act respecting Girl Guides of Canada. This is fairly straightforward legislation, and I don’t intend to use too much time here, but it’s worth reinforcing what a phenomenal and important program Girl Guides of Canada is and will continue to be. In my early days as a senator, while si…
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Olympic and Paralympic Games 2020

Excerpt from Debates of the Senate (Hansard) SENATORS’ STATEMENTS Olympic and Paralympic Games 2020 Hon. Marty Deacon: Honourable senators, glory is not restricted by age, history, experience, orientation or even a birth certificate. It can come from anywhere and everywhere. It belongs to those who go beyond borders, overcome obstacles and defy expectations. Inside all of us lives the potential for glory. Today, I wish to remind about two important events coming this summer, the Olympics and…
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Appropriation Bill No. 3, 2021-22

Excerpt from Debates of the Senate (Hansard) Appropriation Bill No. 3, 2021-22 Second Reading Hon. Marty Deacon: Honourable senators, I’m happy to rise today to speak to Bill C-34, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022. Today, my comments will be focused on individual items in the corresponding Supplementary Estimates (A) document. I’d like to thank Senator Marshall for reminding me of the wo…
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Bill to Amend—Third Reading—Debate

Excerpt from Debates of the Senate (Hansard) Bill to Amend—Third Reading—Debate On the Order: Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Wells, seconded by the Honourable Senator Plett, for the third reading of Bill C-218, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sports betting). Hon. Marty Deacon: Honourable senators, I rise to speak to Bill C-218, the safe and regulated sports betting act. This is a topic that has been on my mind since similar legislation was introduced all the…
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The Region of Waterloo, Ontario

Excerpt from Debates of the Senate (Hansard) The Region of Waterloo, Ontario Hon. Marty Deacon: Honourable senators, today I wish to thank individuals and teams from my home community, the Region of Waterloo, with the response they have given to COVID-19, some at great personal sacrifice. I have spoken to all of these folks. Today, I wish to share this rescheduled message in the Senate. To Steven Mai of Eclipse Automation who retooled to develop desperately needed N95 masks; Rita Tuerk, Susa…
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National Health and Fitness Day

Excerpt from Debates of the Senate (Hansard) SENATORS’ STATEMENTS National Health and Fitness Day Hon. Marty Deacon: Honourable senators, I rise today to speak to National Health and Fitness Day, which takes place on Saturday. I thank all senators for your social media posts, for your energy and for your desire to share what gets you moving. I also wish to thank Dr. Theresa Tam, our Chief Public Health Officer, who will be including National Health and Fitness Day in her weekly statement to…
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His late Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Excerpt from Debates of the Senate (Hansard) His late Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Inquiry—Debate Adjourned Hon. Marty Deacon rose pursuant to notice of Senator Gagné on April 20, 2021: That she will call the attention of the Senate to the life of His late Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. She said: Honourable senators, it’s an honour and with a smile that I rise to pay tribute to Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth and…
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Long-term Care System

Excerpt from Debates of the Senate (Hansard) Long-term Care System Inquiry—Debate Continued On the Order: Resuming debate on the inquiry of the Honourable Senator Seidman, calling the attention of the Senate to weaknesses within Canada’s long-term care system, which have been exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Hon. Marty Deacon: Honourable senators, as I listened to senators today, there is a theme that continues to jump off the page for me. That is serious, complex, national issues that…
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