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July 19, 2019

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

Sunday, June 30, 2019 — Senator Kim Pate meets with some Girl Guides for “tea time” by the statue of the Famous Five, where she spoke about the work of senators. The monument entitled commemorates the “Famous Five” women who won the Persons Case in 1929. The case led to a court ruling that declared women as persons under the law and made them eligible for appointment to the Senate in Canada. The monument has been temporarily relocated next to the Senate of Canada Building.

Monday, July 8, 2019 — Senator Patricia Bovey joins Winnipeg’s Bear Clan Patrol to patrol along the riverbank in the city’s West Broadway area. Bear Clan Patrol is a community-based crime prevention tactic, working to provide a sense of safety, solidarity and belonging to both its members and to the communities they serve.

Friday, July 12, 2019 – Senator Stan Kutcher celebrates 20th anniversary of Operation PARASOL in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Operation PARASOL provided humanitarian assistance to the refugee crisis in the Balkans and welcomed thousands of Kosovar Refugees to Nova Scotia. Senator Kutcher is pictured with the CEO of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Marie Chapman (third from the left), and the Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo in Canada, Lulzim Hiseni (second from the left).

Saturday, July 13, 2019 — Senator Robert Black learns about island agriculture at a potato farm in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Saturday, July 13, 2019 — Senator Brian Francis celebrates Mik’maq culture at the 13th annual Bay St. George Powwow in Flat Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Saturday, July 13, 2019 — Senator Mobina S.B. Jaffer celebrates linguistic diversity at the Mother Language Festival at Bear Creek Park Gardens in Surrey, British Columbia.

Sunday, July 14, 2019 — Senator Wanda Elaine Thomas Bernard meets Doctor Oliver Jones at Montreal’s Union United Church. Senator Bernard spoke in support of community members as they commemorated the 65th anniversary of the drowning of 12 children on July 13, 1954.

Sunday, July 14, 2019 — Senator Donald Neil Plett had a great day driving kids from Winnipeg to summer camp in eastern Manitoba’s picturesque Whiteshell Provincial Park.