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At a glance
May 18, 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, May 1 – The Senate Committee on National Finance welcomes members of the Senate of France’s finance committee to Ottawa to deepen ties between the two upper chambers and learn from each other. Shown, from the left, are French senators Claude Raynal, Bernard Delcros, Georges Patient and Albéric de Montgolfier, Canadian Senator Joseph A. Day, French Senator Vincent Éblé, Canadian senators Percy Mockler, Mobina S.B. Jaffer, Anne C. Cools and André Pratte, and French senator Charles Guené.

Friday, May 4 – Senator Marilou McPhedran and Senator Kim Pate meet with students visiting Parliament Hill from Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Friday, May 4 – Senator Jane Cordy recounts her previous career as a school teacher as she meets with grade eight and nine students from Armbrae Academy in Halifax, Nova Scotia, during their visit to the upper chamber.

Friday, May 4 – As part of a SENgage student-outreach event on Parliament Hill, Senator Marc Gold speaks about the Senate’s work to students from St. Jude Elementary School in Deux-Montagnes, Quebec.



Tuesday, May 8 – Senator Percy E. Downe receives the Vision Champion Award from the Canadian Association of Optometrists during the Vision Forum Event on Parliament Hill. Senator Downe was recognized for his efforts to promote eye care and vision health for Canadians. Senator Downe is pictured with House of Commons Deputy Speaker Carol Hughes, President of CAO Dr. Michael Dennis and CEO of CAO Laurie Clement.

Wednesday, May 9 – Senator Rob Black helped welcome Canadian Olympians and Paralympians to Parliament Hill to celebrate their achievements.

Wednesday, May 9 – Former Senator Nancy Greene Raine and Senator Marty Deacon attend the seventh annual Swim Day on the Hill which brings together Parliamentarians, aquatic safety advocates, and health and fitness leaders to raise awareness about the importance of water safety.

Thursday, May 10 – Former Senator Landon Pearson, Senators Yvonne Boyer, Daniel Christmas, Mary Coyle, Lillian Eva Dyck, Victor Oh, Mary Jane McCallum, Rob Black, Larry W. Smith, members of the House of Commons and other community leaders mark Bear Witness Day, a new campaign by the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society. It calls for the full implementation of Jordan’s Principle, which aims to ensure First Nations children have the same access to public services as other Canadian children.

Friday, May 11 – Senator Rob Black had the opportunity to speak and present a certificate at the grand opening of RKD Web Studios and Zero In’s new, shared office in Guelph, Ontario’s Hanlon Creek Business Park.

Monday, May 14 – Senator Victor Oh participates in a SENgage student-outreach event and speaks about the Senate of Canada to students at St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School in Brampton, Ontario.