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At a glance
October 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, September 4 – The Hon. Art Eggleton, former senator,  presented the recommendations from the Senate report Challenge ahead: Integrating Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and 3D Printing Technologies into Canada’s Healthcare System to the Canadian Association of Radiologists’ board of directors at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa, Ontario.

Wednesday, September 19 – Senator Lucie Moncion meets figure skating legend Patrick Chan at an event promoting self-care in the East Block courtyard in Ottawa.

Thursday, September 20 – From left, Senator Marty Deacon, Senator Chantal Petitclerc and Senator Paul McIntyre  attend the 2018 Canadian Sports Awards hosted by AthletesCAN at the Brookstreet Hotel in Ottawa. This awards show was established 45 years ago to showcase excellence in Canadian sport and evolved to become the premier event for national sport achievement and leadership recognition. Senator Petitclerc was recognized as a past recipient.

Friday, September 21 – Senator Julie Miville-Dechêne meets with inspiring mayors from Quebec during the networking event at the Fédération Québécoise des municipalités in Montreal. From left, Esther Lapointe, Director General of Groupe femmes, politique et démocratie, Pascale Navarro, author and journalist Émilie Thuillier, mayor of Montreal’s Ahuntsic-Cartierville borough and Senator Miville-Dechêne.

Saturday, September 22 – Senator Victor Oh learns about traditional Indigenous teachings from elders and enjoys drumming and dancing at the Riverwood Indigenous Social in Mississauga, Ontario.

Saturday, September 22 – Senator Marilou McPhedran is photographed with the Hon. Maryka Omatsu, the first woman of East Asian heritage to be appointed a judge in Canada, at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights during the Japanese Cultural Association of Manitoba’s gala dinner. The gala marked the 30th anniversary of the historic Redress settlement between the government of Canada and the National Association of Japanese Canadians that addressed injustices suffered by Japanese Canadians during and after the Second World War.

Saturday, September 22 – Senator René Cormier participates in a roundtable concerning North American Francophones held by the Centre de la francophonie des Amérique in Quebec City, Quebec. The roundtable took place during the Quebec City Film Festival. From left, Marie Grégoire, journalist at ICI Radio-Canada, Senator Cormier, Mariette Mulaire, CEO of World Trade Centre Winnipeg and Peggy Feehan, Executive Director of Council for the Development of French in Louisiana.

Thursday, September 27 – Senator Julie Miville-Dechêne gives the keynote speech at the Symposium on Women and Homelessness: Vectors of Invisibility at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. Her speech addressed the topic of housing as a human right. 

Friday, September 28 – Senator Yonah Martin meets with Grade 11 political science students at Heritage Woods Secondary School in Port Moody, British Columbia. Senator Martin spoke to students about the role of the Senate in Parliament and the duties of a senator during a SENgage student-outreach event.


Friday, September 28 – Senator Colin Deacon meets with Marli MacNeil and Krista Connell in Halifax to learn how the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation helps young Nova Scotian researchers accelerate their careers and gain access to national funding opportunities.

Saturday, September 29 – Senator Colin Deacon meets with Neothermal Energy Storage CEO Jill Johnson, CTO Louis Desgrosseilliers and Nu-Air Ventilation CEO Greg Caldwell. Neothermal Energy Storage is a clean-energy startup based in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, and Nu-Air Ventilation is a family-owned and operated company based in Windsor, Nova Scotia. Both companies are focused on innovative solutions to rising home energy costs.

Sunday, September 30 - Senator Lillian Eva Dyck attends a pancake breakfast at the Western Development Museum in Saskatoon for Orange Shirt Day, which honour victims and survivors of residential schools. Senator Dyck is photographed here with organizers Al Morin, Eugene Arcand and Shirely Isbister.

Monday, October 1 – Senator Pierre J. Dalphond meets with law students from the University of Sherbrooke who were on a visit to Ottawa organized by the Canadian Commission on Human Rights.