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March 1, 2019

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

Thursday, February 7 – Senator Ratna Omidvar visits students at the Laboratory School at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study in Toronto to chat about their passions and issues important to them, such as climate change and homelessness.Thursday, February 7 – Senator Ratna Omidvar visits students at the Laboratory School at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study in Toronto to chat about their passions and issues important to them, such as climate change and homelessness.

Tuesday, February 12 – Senator Donna Dasko gives a talk during a seminar on Canadian public policy at the University of Windsor. The students who made it through the morning’s ice storm for this SENgage event enjoyed an in-depth discussion on the senator’s topic: The new Senate and its role in Parliament and policy-making.Tuesday, February 12 – Senator Donna Dasko gives a talk during a seminar on Canadian public policy at the University of Windsor. The students who made it through the morning’s ice storm for this SENgage event enjoyed an in-depth discussion on the senator’s topic: The new Senate and its role in Parliament and policy-making.

Thursday, February 14 – Senator Brian Francis participates in an activity held at City Hall in Charlottetown to mark Family Violence Prevention Week in Prince Edward Island. This year’s theme is “Engaging Men and Boys in Family Violence Prevention."Thursday, February 14 – Senator Brian Francis participates in an activity held at City Hall in Charlottetown to mark Family Violence Prevention Week in Prince Edward Island. This year’s theme is “Engaging Men and Boys in Family Violence Prevention."

Thursday, February 14 – Senator Lilian Dyck speaks to a political science class at the University of Saskatchewan on the roles and duties of senators. In particular, she discussed her Senate Public Bill, Bill S-215, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sentencing for violent offences against Aboriginal women).Thursday, February 14 – Senator Lilian Dyck speaks to a political science class at the University of Saskatchewan on the roles and duties of senators. In particular, she discussed her Senate Public Bill, Bill S-215, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sentencing for violent offences against Aboriginal women).

Friday, February 15 – Senator Peter Boehm meets with interns from the United Nations Association in Canada ahead of their departure on six-month internships at United Nations agencies. Senator Boehm spoke with the interns as part of a SENgage youth outreach event.Friday, February 15 – Senator Peter Boehm meets with interns from the United Nations Association in Canada ahead of their departure on six-month internships at United Nations agencies. Senator Boehm spoke with the interns as part of a SENgage youth outreach event.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - Senator Chantal Petitclerc delivers remarks at a press conference for Via Rail Canada celebrating its new commitments in terms of universal accessibility for all Canadians.