While senators’ duties are mainly as legislators in Parliament, their work also takes them far beyond, both physically and virtually. Learn more about some of their activities.
Monday, May 10, 2021 – Senators Peter Harder, Jane Cordy, Dennis Dawson, Jim Munson, Patricia Bovey, Brian Francis, Pierre J. Dalphond, Marty Klyne, Margaret Dawn Anderson, Terry M. Mercer and Wanda Elaine Thomas Bernard show their support for Jordan’s Principle, which aims to ensure First Nations children do not experience denials, delays, or disruptions of services that others enjoy. The senators were participating in Bear Witness Day, a day to show support for First Nations youth and to call on the federal government to address the longstanding discrimination faced by First Nations children.
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 – Former senator Gerald Comeau hosts a workshop with participants in a Newfoundland and Labrador forum organized by French for the Future. The young easterners debated the advantages and disadvantages of Canada’s appointment-based process for selecting senators.
Thursday, June 3, 2021 – Senator Pierre J. Dalphond presents to 200 participants of the “Inspiring domestic violence policies and practices: international perspectives” conference, organized by the feminist antiviolence research collective, FemAnVi. Senator Dalphond discussed recent changes to the Divorce Act.