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February 23, 2018

While senators’ duties are mainly as legislators within Parliament, their work also takes them far beyond. Learn more about some of their activities.


Saturday, February 3 — Senator Yonah Martin meets with high school student delegates at a model United Nations conference in Surrey, B.C. Senator Martin delivered the keynote speech as part of a SENgage event.



Thursday, February 8 — Senator Yonah Martin is joined on Parliament Hill by Olympic gold medallist Senator Nancy Greene Raine at a celebration of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. The event was co-hosted by the Canada-Korea Interparliamentary Friendship Group and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea. Photo taken by JY Shin of Korean Newsweek. 


Monday, February 12 — Senators Kim Pate, Mike Duffy, Ratna Omidvar, Art Eggleton, Grant Mitchell, Marie-Françoise Mégie and Diane Bellemare tour a cannabis production facility near Ottawa as the Senate continues debate on Bill C-45. The fact-finding mission gave senators an inside look at the future market for commercial cannabis.


Wednesday, February 14 — Senator Nancy Greene Raine hosts Ski Day on the Hill, a yearly event which invites youths and parliamentarians to an afternoon of cross country skiing on the parliamentary lawn. Governor General Julie Payette, Senator Diane Griffin and Senator Mary Coyle also attended.


Friday, February 16 — Senator Murray Sinclair receives the 2018 Canadian Bar Association (CBA) President’s Award from CBA president Kerry Simmons. Senator Sinclair was recognized for his lifelong public service and contribution to social justice in Canada. Photo taken by the Canadian Bar Association.



Tuesday, February 20 — Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard visits Chartland Junior Public School to speak with students about Black history and the role of Parliament. The event was organized as part of Black History Month.


Tuesday, February 20 — Senator Salma Ataullahjan joins members of Alberta’s Pukhtun Association to speak about issues relating to the Pukhtun community (also referred to as the “Pashtun community”), namely cannabis legislation and the Pukhtun Long March.



Thursday, February 22 — Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard meets with the Laurier High School Equity Council — also known as the Colour Me Truth Group — in Scarborough, Ont. during Black History Month to talk about equity and diversity.