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At a glance
April 26, 2019

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

Thursday, March 28 – Senator David M. Wells speaks to participants of the United Nations Association in Canada’s Youth Innovation Summit as part of a SENgage youth-outreach event. The Summit gave 15 young people the opportunity to share their ideas for addressing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals through social enterprise.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 – Senator Dennis Dawson participates in the general debate of the 140th Inter-Parliamentary Union in Doha, Qatar.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 – Senator Ratna Omidvar and the Centre for International Governance Innovation co-host an event highlighting the World Refugee Council’s new report – A Call to Action: Transforming the Global Refugee System.

Thursday, April 11, 2019 – Senator Mohamed-Iqbal Ravalia attends a general council meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Committee at the 140th IPU Assembly in Doha, Qatar.

Thursday, April 11, 2019 – Senator Kim Pate attends the book launch of Lillian and Kokomis with the author, Lynda Partridge, and Chief Kirby Whiteduck.

Monday, April 22, 2019 – Senator Brian Francis attends an early morning ceremony with elders on the lawn of the United Nations Headquarters in New York before the 18th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.  

Monday, April 22, 2019 – Senator Marilou McPhedran, Elder Claudette Commanda and Senator Brian Francis attend the 18th session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York.