While senators’ duties are mainly as legislators within Parliament, their work also takes them far beyond. Learn more about some of their activities.
Wednesday, January 23 – Senator Brian Francis speaks to an enthusiastic group of first year students enrolled in the journalism program at Holland College in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Senator Francis answered questions about the role of the Senate of Canada and his experiences before and since his appointment.
Wednesday, January 30 – Senator Percy Downe meets grade 7 students at Englewood School in Crapaud, Prince Edward Island. Senator Downe spoke about the role of the Senate and answered many questions about his job as a senator.
Sunday, February 10 – Senator Wanda Elaine Thomas Bernard attends the 12th African Heritage Month Gala in Sydney, Nova Scotia. The gala hosted by the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), in partnership with the Office of African Nova Scotia Affairs, celebrated the contributions of African Nova Scotians to Canada.
Monday, February 11 – Senator Brian Francis meets Julie Pellisier-Lush, Prince Edward Island’s first Mi'kmaq poet laureate, at Government House in Charlottetown. She is an actor and the best-selling author of the book My Mi'kmaq Mother and works to promote and preserve the rich history and culture of the Mi'kmaq people. From left to right: Senator Brian Francis; Richard Lush, Julie Pellisier-Lush; Her Honour the Honourable Antoinette Perry, Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island; Judy Clark, Mi’Kmaq Elder in Residence at the University of Prince Edward Island.