While senators’ duties are mainly as legislators within Parliament, their work also takes them far beyond. Learn more about some of their activities.
Wednesday, August 22 – Senator Yonah Martin presents a Special Service Medal to Brad Malchuk, President and CEO of Fastik (second from left) for his distinguished service in the Canadian Armed Forces with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI). The Special Service Medal (SSM) was created to recognize members of the Canadian Forces who took part in activities and operations under exceptional circumstances. Accompanying them is Brad’s father, Fred Malchuk (left), and the president of the Teal Jones Group, Dick Jones.
Friday, August 24 – Senator Joseph A. Day lays a wreath at a memorial service to commemorate members of the First Special Service Force (FSSF), during the recent FSSF Association Annual Reunion in Moncton, New Brunswick.
Monday, August 27 – Senator Robert Black meets Canadian Equestrian Team athlete and Olympic medalist, Ian Millar, at the Angelstone Equestrian Centre near Erin, Ontario.
Thursday, August 30 – Senator Peter Harder meets with the new class of Senate pages to discuss his role as Government Representative in the Senate.
Friday, August 31 – Senate Speaker George J. Furey meets with Luis Alfonso Petri, Second Vice President of the Chamber of Deputies of the National Congress of Argentina, in Buenos Aires.
Sunday, September 2 – Senator Yonah Martin meets campers at Camp Korea. The camp is an educational, camping experience for children centred around Korean culture and language, launched in 2006 by the C3 Korean Canadian Society in British Columbia. Camp Korea was created for youth to “experience Korea in Canada” through participation in a variety of recreational and cultural activities, including language lessons, visual and performing arts, games and sports.
Tuesday, September 4 – Senate Speaker George J. Furey and the Canadian Senate delegation meet with Carlos Montes Cisternas, President of the Senate of Chile. The meetings were an opportunity to connect with Chilean parliamentarians and strengthen bilateral ties between Canada and Chile.
Tuesday, September 4 – Senators meet with Canadian Ambassador Patricia Peña (left) and H.E. Maya Fernandez Allende, President of the Chamber of Deputies of Chile and granddaughter of former Chilean President Salvador Allende (centre). From left to right, Senator Jim Munson, Speaker of the Senate George J. Furey, and senators Donald Neil Plett and Marc Gold are part of the group.
Monday, September 10 – Senator Percy E. Downe tours the Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) with the ambassadors of Austria and Argentina. From left to right: Director of Industry Partnerships Allan Dale, Ambassador of Austria H.E. Stefan Pehringer, Ambassador of Argentina H.E. Eugenio Maria Curia, Dean of the Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering at UPEI Nicholas Krouglicof, Senator Downe, and President of Embassy Connections Canada Jerry Sherman.
Monday, September 10 – Senator Percy Mockler presents James D. Irving with a Senate 150th Anniversary Medal for his economic and social contributions to the community. The ceremony was held at the 30th anniversary of the Grande-Rivière sawmill in St-Leonard, New Brunswick.
Friday, September 14 – Senator Ratna Omidvar delivers the Grace MacInnis Visiting Scholar Lecture, entitled “The Rise of Populism: How we can Stem the Tide,” at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia.