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Changing Dietary Habits

Applaud feds, but if we’re serious about changing dietary habits, we must start with our young Canadians By Senator Marty Deacon For many of us, diet is often top of mind when our calendars change over. But what and how we eat has been in the news for reasons beyond new year’s resolutions these past few weeks. For instance, 37 scientists from the EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health recently outlined a diet that will not only help us live longer, but also allow…
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Cannabis and Sport: Perspectives from a Seat in the Canadian Senate

Cannabis and Sport: Perspectives from a Seat in the Canadian Senate April 25, 2019 Canada’s Olympic history is a decorated one. There have been so many moments of note that we sometimes need reminding of what has transpired as the years pass as the medals pile up. For instance, February 2018 marked twenty years since Ross Rebagliati won Olympic gold in snowboarding. His win was notable not only for his gold medal, but also for the conversation it sparked about cannabis in spo…
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From retirement to the Senate

From retirement to the Senate Marty Deacon was buying pork chops at a grocery store when she answered a phone call from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's office offering her a seat in the Senate. Paul Morden Published on: May 9, 2019 | Last Updated: May 9, 2019 6:05 PM EDT Marty Deacon, a senator from the Waterloo Region, speaks Thursday to students at St. Patrick's Catholic High School in Sarnia. Her visit, the second by a Canadian s…
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Senators engage with youth in mental health workshop

NEWS Senators engage with youth in mental health workshop June 5, 2019 Capping off the end of Mental Health Week in May, Ottawa high school students and senators sat down together for an enriching workshop on mental health literacy held in the Senate of Canada Building that ended with one senator saying she could see the direct impact it had on students. Senator Marty Deacon and Senator Stan Kutcher co-hosted the workshop on May 13 and invited Andrew Baxte…
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Senator Marty Deacon confident new hockey league for women will happen

Senator Marty Deacon confident new hockey league for women will happen By Tessa Vikander Star Vancouver Wed., June 5, 2019 VANCOUVER—Senator Marty Deacon is confident that a viable alternative to the Canadian Women’s Hockey League will emerge and credits the striking female hockey players, who recently formed a union, for their advocacy. An advocate for amateur sports, former Olympic coach and the director of the Canadian Olympic Committee, Deacon is deeply concerned about the fact…
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