While senators’ duties are mainly as legislators within Parliament, their work also takes them far beyond. Learn more about some of their activities.
Wednesday, March 7 — Senator Ratna Omidvar meets with students and faculty to discuss diversity and inclusion at the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights, which is part of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law.
Thursday, March 8 — Senator Mobina S.B. Jaffer receives a lifetime achievement award on International Women’s Day for her lifelong dedication to the empowerment and equal rights of women and young girls. The ceremony was hosted by UNICEF Canada.
Monday, March 12 — Senator Marilou McPhedran hosts a delegation of young women from Manitoba at the United Nations in New York City as part of International Women’s Day. The delegates acted as rapporteurs, photographers, videographers and volunteers for events during the UN Commission on the Status of Women’s 62nd session.
Sunday, March 18 — Senator Victor Oh meets with representatives of companies from Nordic countries to discuss areas of mutual interest, such as promoting trade and investment. The event was held to mark the annual conference of the Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken, a corporate bank based in Stockholm, Sweden.
Monday, March 19 — Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard takes part in a talk on positive disruption hosted by the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Social Work.
Tuesday, March 20 — Senator Peter Harder attends the Government Relations and Public Affairs Practitioners Forum in Ottawa as a guest speaker. Senator Harder talked about the role of the Senate as a complementary chamber to the House of Commons.
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Monday, March 19 — Senator Marilou McPhedran met with new Supreme Court justice Sheilah Martin during a ceremony at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law.