While senators’ duties are mainly as legislators within Parliament, their work also takes them far beyond. Learn more about some of their activities.
Friday, October 26 – Senator Ratna Omidvar meets attendees after delivering remarks as the keynote speaker of the Global Career Booster Germany event at the University of Toronto. Over 80 high school and U of T students attended the event to learn about Germany as a destination for study, research and professional development and about the career benefits of learning foreign languages and acquiring international experience.
Left to right: Sara Ghaffarian (Goethe-Institut), Stefan Soldovieri (iPRAKTIKUM/UofT), Uwe Rau (Goethe-Institut), Senator Ratna Omidvar, Lara Brödenfeld (German Consulate Toronto.)
Wednesday, November 7 – Senator Yvonne Boyer welcomes Navy Lieutenant Alex Metaxas-Mariatos (left) to the Senate Chamber, photographed here with the Usher of the Black Rod, J. Greg Peters. Lieutenant Metaxas-Mariatos has served 12 years in the Royal Canadian Navy as a logistics officer.
Wednesday, November 7 – Senators Rob Black, Mary Coyle and Colin Deacon gather with 4-H Canada members to celebrate national 4-H day, known as the “Show Your 4-H Colours” initiative, which marks the start of a month-long awareness campaign. Youth members, volunteer leaders, alumni and 4-H friends and supporters wear green to demonstrate their pride in the work of the Canadian affiliate of the 116-year-old international youth-development organization.
Sunday, November 11 – Senator Peter Harder lays a wreath on behalf of the Senate of Canada during the National Remembrance Day Ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.
Sunday, November 11 – Senate Speaker George J. Furey marks the 65th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice at the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Busan, South Korea, and pays tribute to the 26,000 Canadians who served during the Korean War.