While senators’ duties are mainly as legislators within Parliament, their work also takes them far beyond. Learn more about some of their activities.
Thursday, May 17 – Senator Percy E. Downe joins a panel at Transparency International Canada's Eighth Annual Day of Dialogue, discussing corporate transparency and monitoring of the tax gap as tools in the fight against overseas tax avoidance. Other panellists included Senior Advisor at Transparency International Canada Denis Meunier, Director of Compliance at Manulife Financial Gene DiMira, Detective Staff Sergeant Robin-Lee Chester Irwin of the Ontario Provincial Police and Research Officer at Transparency International UK Ben Cowdock. The panel was moderated by Jon Allen, a Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs.
Tuesday, May 22 – On behalf of ParlAmericas Network on Gender Equality, Vice-President Senator Mobina S.B. Jaffer opens a training session on gender-responsive budgeting, which took place in Trinidad and Tobago. Senator Jaffer remarked that “the training sessions are a highlight of ParlAmericas’ gatherings, and a valuable opportunity for all of us both to engage in continuous learning and to exchange the experiences that will make us better legislators.”
Wednesday, May 23 – Senator Salma Ataullahjan participates as a guest panelist during a Global Solutions symposium at Immaculata High School in Ottawa. The Global Solutions program, organized by education-advocacy organization The Learning Partnership, allows grade 11 and 12 students to develop critical thinking skills and propose solutions on global issues.
Thursday, May 24 – Senator Rosa Galvez receives the Meritorious Service Award for Professional Service from Engineers Canada in recognition of her exceptional career in engineering and research. Senator Galvez is pictured with Russ Kinghorn, President of Engineers Canada.
Friday to Monday, May 25 to 28 – Senator Joseph A. Day attends the NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s Spring Session in Warsaw, Poland.