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September 25, 2020

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

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 — Senator Pierre J. Dalphond gives a webinar about reforms to the Divorce Act to almost 100 lawyers from Quebec.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 — Senator Pierre J. Dalphond gives a webinar about reforms to the Divorce Act to almost 100 lawyers from Quebec. 

Thursday, August 27, 2020 — Senator Rosemary Moodie speaks with participants of the Young Canadians’ Parliament, organized by Children First Canada.

Thursday, August 27, 2020 — Senator Rosemary Moodie speaks with participants of the Young Canadians’ Parliament, organized by Children First Canada.

Sunday, August 30, 2020 — Senator Kim Pate (top right) speaks about basic income on a panel discussion organized by Asian Women for Equality.

Sunday, August 30, 2020 — Senator Kim Pate (top right) speaks about basic income on a panel discussion organized by Asian Women for Equality.  

Thursday, September 10, 2020 — Senator Ratna Omidvar (bottom right) speaks at the national meeting of the Law Foundation of Canada on racial equity and justice in the justice sector.

Thursday, September 10, 2020 — Senator Ratna Omidvar (bottom right) speaks at the national meeting of the Law Foundation of Canada on racial equity and justice in the justice sector.

Thursday, September 10, 2020 — Senator René Cormier (centre) visits the Village Historique Acadien accompanied by Johan Schitterer (second from left), Consul General of France in Moncton and Halifax, as part of a tour of businesses and organizations in the Acadian Peninsula. (Photo credit: Julie D’amour-Léger)

Thursday, September 10, 2020 — Senator René Cormier (centre) visits the Village Historique Acadien accompanied by Johan Schitterer (second from left), Consul General of France in Moncton and Halifax, as part of a tour of businesses and organizations in the Acadian Peninsula. (Photo credit: Julie D’amour-Léger)

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 — Senator Yonah Martin (top left) meets with secondary school students from British Columbia and Alberta who co-initiated a project called Intergenerational Integrities. In their meeting, they discussed the progress of the students’ interviews with Korean War veterans.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 — Senator Yonah Martin (top left) meets with secondary school students from British Columbia and Alberta who co-initiated a project called Intergenerational Integrities. In their meeting, they discussed the progress of the students’ interviews with Korean War veterans.

Friday, September 11, 2020 – Senator Percy E. Downe participates in the Virtual Island Summit 2020 along with panelists from Greece, Ireland and Guernsey to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on island jurisdictions.

Friday, September 11, 2020 – Senator Percy E. Downe participates in the Virtual Island Summit 2020 along with panelists from Greece, Ireland and Guernsey to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on island jurisdictions.

Monday, September 14, 2020 — Senator Paula Simons speaks with Grade 9 students in a videoconference at the Canadian International School in Guangzhou, China. Senator Simons spoke about her work as a senator and the role of the Senate in Canadian democracy.

Monday, September 14, 2020 — Senator Paula Simons speaks with Grade 9 students in a videoconference at the Canadian International School in Guangzhou, China. Senator Simons spoke about her work as a senator and the role of the Senate in Canadian democracy.

Thursday, September 10, 2020 — Senator René Cormier (top right) speaks with Victor Madrigal-Borloz, UN Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, about the criminalization of conversion therapy in Canada.

Thursday, September 10, 2020 — Senator René Cormier (top right) speaks with Victor Madrigal-Borloz, UN Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, about the criminalization of conversion therapy in Canada.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 — Senator Julie Miville-Dechêne participates in a virtual conference organized by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK to discuss modern slavery and human trafficking.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 — Senator Julie Miville-Dechêne participates in a virtual conference organized by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK to discuss modern slavery and human trafficking.  

Friday, September 18, 2020 — Senator Doug Black (right) participates in a site visit of the Platform Calgary Innovation Centre, which will serve as a tech hub upon opening in 2021.

Friday, September 18, 2020 — Senator Doug Black (right) participates in a site visit of the Platform Calgary Innovation Centre, which will serve as a tech hub upon opening in 2021.

Monday, September 21, 2020 — Senators Jane Cordy, Dennis Dawson and Mobina S.B. Jaffer meet with the 51st cohort of Parliamentary Interns to discuss their roles and responsibilities as representatives of the “chamber of sober second thought.” The Parliamentary Internship Programme (PIP) offers young non-partisan Canadians a unique working experience on the Hill to increase their knowledge of Parliament.

Monday, September 21, 2020 — Senators Jane Cordy, Dennis Dawson and Mobina S.B. Jaffer meet with the 51st cohort of Parliamentary Interns to discuss their roles and responsibilities as representatives of the “chamber of sober second thought.” The Parliamentary Internship Programme (PIP) offers young non-partisan Canadians a unique working experience on the Hill to increase their knowledge of Parliament.