While senators’ duties are mainly as legislators within Parliament, their work also takes them far beyond. Learn more about some of their activities.
Tuesday, December 12 — Senators Lillian Eva Dyck and Kim Pate host the screening of documentary “Birth of a Family,” which tells the story of four siblings, separated as children during the Sixites Scoop, reuniting decades later. From right to left are National Film Board commissioner Claude Joli-Coeur, Senator Kim Pate, the film’s executive producer David Christensen, the film’s producer Bonnie Thompson, the film’s director Tasha Hubbard and Senator Lillian Eva Dyck.
Friday, December 15 — Senators Diane Bellemare, Victor Oh, Kim Pate, Jim Munson, Yonah Martin, Patricia Bovey and Grant Mitchell help load boxes of toys for underprivileged kids in the National Capital Region onto a military truck as part of the Toys for Tots holiday season campaign. The toy drive took place under the leadership of Speaker of the Senate George J. Furey.
Monday, December 18 — Senator Kim Pate visits a group of grade 12 law students at Hillcrest High School in Ottawa for a SENgage guest talk. She shared her perspective on how to reform the Canadian corrections system, particularly speaking to the case of teenager Ashley Smith, which the students have been studying.
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