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At a glance
April 20, 2018

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

Wednesday, April 4 – Senator Thanh Hai Ngo participates in a SENgage student-outreach event and speaks to students from Ottawa’s Macdonald-Cartier Academy about the role of the Senate following a tour of Parliament Hill.

Thursday, April 5 – Senator Don Plett gives a guest lecture, as part of the Senate’s SENgage student-outreach programme, to a class on post-Confederation Canadian history at Redeemer University College in Ancaster, Ontario. Senator Plett spoke about the Senate's role in Parliament and his own work as a senator.

Saturday, April 7 – Senator Marilou McPhedran attends the last hearing of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Vancouver, British Columbia. Senator McPhedran stands alongside Indigenous women leaders from Manitoba.


Wednesday, April 11 – Senator Peter Harder tours the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre with CEO Jim Brandle. The centre is dedicated to horticultural science and environmental sustainability in the Niagara Region and elsewhere in Canada.


Thursday, April 12 – Senator Rosa Galvez gives a presentation on the Senate’s communications strategy during a ParlAmericas session in Lima, Peru. 

Tuesday, April 17 – Senator Marilou McPhedran is joined by senators, Serge Joyal, Nancy Hartling, Yvonne Boyer, Kim Pate, members of the House of Commons and other community leaders and activists to honour the Famous Six, a group of Indigenous women who have fought for over 40 years to end gender discrimination in the Indian Act. They include Jeannette Corbiere-Lavell, Yvonne Bédard, Senator Sandra M. Lovelace Nicholas, Dr. Sharon McIvor, Dr. Lynn Gehl, who appear here with ceremonial blankets, and Senator Lillian Eva Dyck (not shown here).