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At a glance
At a glance
October 20, 2017

While senators’ duties are mainly as legislators within Parliament, their work also takes them far beyond the Chamber.

CAPTION: Wednesday, October 4 — Senators Murray Sinclair, Sandra Lovelace Nicholas, Nancy Hartling, Lillian Eva Dyck, Kim Pate, Gwen Boniface and Tobias Enverga honoured the missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people during the Families of Sisters in Spirit vigil on Parliament Hill.

Thursday, October 5 — Senators Tobias Enverga, Dennis Patterson and Yonah Martin set their wheels in motion for a good cause, co-chairing the 6th annual #RollingRampage in collaboration with the Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons. The race around Parliament celebrates the achievements of elite wheelchair athletes and the challenges overcome by persons with disabilities.

Friday, October 6 to Monday, October 9 — Senators Joseph Day, Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu, Jane Cordy and Raynell Andreychuk represented Canada at the 63rd Annual Session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Bucharest, Romania, where Senator Day presented a report on ballistic missile defence and Senator Cordy presented a report on social media.  

Tuesday, October 11 — For the International Day of the Girl, Senator Kim Pate hosted #Girl2Leader, an event for local high school students in the Senate Chamber, featuring talks from Senator Marilou McPhedran, retired senator Landon Pearson and other women community leaders.

Tuesday, October 11 — Senator Percy Downe moderated a session of the Parliament Network on eliminating corruption and overseas tax evasion hosted by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C.

Thursday, October 12 — Senator Grant Mitchell delivered a speech in Lethbridge, Alberta, entitled “Reforming the Canadian Senate?” on the changing dynamics of the upper chamber.

Friday, October 13 — Senator Marilou McPhedran joined the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) to give a speech on women’s rights, the continued relevance of Person’s Day and the need to stand in solidarity with indigenous women in Canada who still face tremendous inequality.

Monday, October 16 — Senator Judith Seidman officially joined the Health Research Caucus at an event on biotechnology.

Other events that senators participated in: