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 16, 2019 — Senators David M. Wells and Mary Coyle speak to students across the country via live videoconference organized by SENgage and the Centre for Global Education. This initiative brought together students aged 12 to 15, in six classrooms, from British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and New Brunswick for an hour of frank discussion about how the Senate works, recent legislation and how senators represent Canadians in Parliament.
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 — Senators Mohamed-Iqbal Ravalia (far left) and Victor Oh (second from the right) meet veterans Robert Bradley (second from the left) and Ronald Moyes (far right) during the 13th annual Air Force Day on Parliament Hill. The day is an opportunity for parliamentarians to honour the courage, bravery and service of members of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).
Thursday, June 6, 2019 — Senator Ratna Omidvar speaks about cities and migration at the Pritzker Forum on Global Cities in Chicago, Illinois. Senator Omidvar is joined (from left to right) by Financial Times Editor Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson, former prime minister of New Zealand the Right Hon. Helen Clark, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee David Miliband and Vice Mayor of the City of Athens Lefteris Papagiannakis.
Thursday, June 6, 2019 — Senator Rob Black is joined in Normandy, France, by four Canadian youth delegates selected to accompany a government delegation to France to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. The delegation left for France on June 2 and spent a week at critical sites. The week included nine ceremonies at war cemeteries and memorials including Juno Beach on June 6th. From left to right, Cole Smith from Saskatchewan, Madeline McDonald and Khamael Johnston from British Columbia, and Jace Knapton from Alberta.
Saturday, June 8, 2019 — Senator Patricia Bovey congratulates Winnipeg students Jordan Talledo and Alyssa Mason who were selected to join 24 students to tour Canadian battlefields of the first and second world wars as part of the Juno75 Student Pilgrimage in July. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for high school students from across Canada is sponsored by the Juno Beach Centre and will enable participants to travel to Northern France and Belgium to gain first-hand knowledge of Canada’s participation in the first and second world wars.
Sunday, June 9 and Monday, June 10, 2019 — Senator Brian Francis meets members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as he attends the Abegweit First Nation’s 20th Annual Mawiomi (powwow) in Scotchfort, Prince Edward Island.
Thursday, June 13, 2019 — On the lawn of Parliament Hill, Senator Rob Black speaks to Grade 8 students from Island Lake Public School in Orangeville, Ontario, about the role of the Senate during their visit to Ottawa.
Monday, June 17, 2019 — Senator Linda Frum speaks at a reception hosted by the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) and the Embassy of Canada to Israel to celebrate the honorary doctorate she received from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Senator Frum was lauded as a role model for women in Canada and around the world.
Monday, June 17, 2019 — Senator Chantal Petitclerc had the pleasure of meeting dynamic students from her native town of Portneuf, Quebec, who were visiting Canada’s Parliamentary Precinct.