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At a glance
August 30, 2019

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

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 — Senator Brian Francis attends the Mi’kmaq Confederacy’s 11th Annual Mawiomi (Pow Wow) at Confederation Landing in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.


Friday, August 16, 2019 — Senator Lillian Eva Dyck visits the Wiyasiwewin Mikiwahp Native Law Centre at the University of Saskatchewan with Senator Sandra M. Lovelace Nicholas. The senators discussed legislative discrimination against Indigenous women with the centre’s staff.



Thursday, August 15, 2019 — Senators Lillian Eva Dyck, Sandra M. Lovelace Nicholas and Marilou McPhedran attend the closing ceremonies of the Walking with our Sisters exhibit in Batoche, Saskatchewan.

Thursday, August 22, 2019 — Senator Pat Duncan speaks about the signing of the Peel Watershed Land Use Plan in Mayo, Yukon. The watershed is one of the largest, intact natural areas in North America. 

Friday, August 23, 2019 — Senator Rob Black receives an informational tour of the Nestle Waters plant in Aberfoyle, Ontario, with president, Adam Graves, and natural resources manager, Andreanne Simard.

Saturday, August 17, 2019 — Senator Pat Duncan participates in the Discovery Days parade in Dawson City, Yukon, with Fire Chief Mike Masserey. Discovery Day commemorates the anniversary of the discovery of gold in 1896, which started the Klondike Gold Rush.  

Saturday, August 24, 2019 — Senators René Cormier and Senator Raymonde Gagné attend the 6th World Acadian Congress in Shediac, New Brunswick, with former Senator Gérald Comeau.

Sunday, August 25, 2019 — Senator Paula Simons joins the cast and crew of She’s Not Him and He’s Not Her at the Edmonton Fringe Theatre Festival in Alberta.