While senators’ duties are mainly as legislators within Parliament, their work also takes them far beyond. Learn more about some of their activities.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 – Senator Tony Dean visits the University of Guelph to take part in two SENgage events. The first event was a guest lecture on public policy and ethics for a political science class. The second event was a public talk on the policy and procedure behind Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, which Senator Dean sponsored in the Senate.
Saturday, March 23, 2019 – Senator Colin Deacon participates in a SENgage event with Masters in Technology, Entrepreneurship & Innovation students at the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Senator Deacon had an engaging and thoughtful discussion with students in Dr. Stephen Jones’ (pictured centre) Technology, Strategy and Productivity course.
Thursday, April 4, 2019 – The Daughters of the Vote gathered in the Senate Chamber to learn more about the Upper House of the Canadian Parliament during a discussion with Speaker George J. Furey and senators Donna Dasko, Larry W. Smith and Joseph A. Day. About twenty of the young leaders delivered moving and eloquent speeches on topics such as mental health, food security, and the inequalities faced by minorities. Many senators wanted to be there to hear what they had to say and to meet with these young women from across the country.
Monday, April 8, 2019 – Senator Percy Downe is re-elected to the board of the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank & International Monetary Fund during their annual meeting attended by more than 150 parliamentarians from about 100 countries. Keynote speakers at this year’s meeting in Washington DC included Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde (left) and Interim President of the World Bank Group Kristalina Georgieva (right). As moderator of the special session with the IMF and World Bank Group leadership, Senator Downe had the opportunity to ask Madame Lagarde about overseas tax evasion and the cost of corruption on countries, and Madame Georgieva about the efforts of the World Bank to increase youth employment.