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At a glance
January 5, 2018

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 — Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard meets with the Association of Black Social Workers and social work students taking part in a conversation about the Black experience and systemic racism.

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 BellemareVictor Oh, Kim Pate, Jim MunsonYonah MartinPatricia 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.

Monday, December 18 — Senator Leo Housakos joins 25 youngsters from the Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est who were attired in brand new hockey gear, donated by the National Hockey League Players’ Association for a game on the Canada 150 Rink on Parliament Hill. Senator Housakos performed the ceremonial puck drop.

Other events that senators participated in: