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February 22, 2021

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


Friday, January 1, 2021 – Senator Paula Simons acts as lieutenant governor for the 101st session of TUXIS Youth Parliament of Alberta.

Monday, January 11, 2021 – Senator Tony Loffreda joins TV hosts Nick De Vincenzo and Silvana Di Flavio on their Italian-language talk show, Appuntamento, on ICI Television.  The senator is a regular on the program, which allows him to stay connected with the Italian community in Canada and promote the work of the Senate.

Monday, January 18, 2021 – Senators Stan Kutcher and Wanda Elaine Thomas Bernard co-host a Facebook Live series called The Pandemic of Racism, which continues conversations related to racial injustice and resetting institutions. Session 1, “An Introduction on Systemic Racism and Intersectionality” included special guests the Honourable Lillian Dyck, a former senator, and Dr. Wesley Crichlow.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 – Senator Yvonne Boyer meets with Métis community leaders from the Windsor-Essex-Kent region to hear their perspectives and learn how to better represent their needs in the Senate.

Monday, January 18, 2021 – Senators Stan Kutcher and Wanda Elaine Thomas Bernard co-host a Facebook Live series called The Pandemic of Racism, which continues conversations related to racial injustice and resetting institutions. Session 1, “An Introduction on Systemic Racism and Intersectionality” included special guests the Honourable Lillian Dyck, a former senator, and Dr. Wesley Crichlow.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 – Senator Yvonne Boyer meets with Métis community leaders from the Windsor-Essex-Kent region to hear their perspectives and learn how to better represent their needs in the Senate.

Thursday, January 28 – Senator Patricia Bovey speaks at a special guest lecture with Fanshawe College’s Fine Art students. The topic of the lecture was “Arts in the Senate.”

Friday, January 29, 2021 – Senator Tony Loffreda, along with other Senate colleagues, hosts a webinar on Canadian immigration and emigration with special guest panelist John Stackhouse from RBC.

Thursday, January 28 – Senator Patricia Bovey speaks at a special guest lecture with Fanshawe College’s Fine Art students. The topic of the lecture was “Arts in the Senate.”

Friday, January 29, 2021 – Senator Tony Loffreda, along with other Senate colleagues, hosts a webinar on Canadian immigration and emigration with special guest panelist John Stackhouse from RBC.

Friday, January 29, 2021 – Senator Mobina S. B. Jaffer discusses her career as a Canadian lawyer and her advocacy work in involving women in peace processes with students enrolled in International Law at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 – Senator Wanda Elaine Thomas Bernard kicks off MacEwan University’s Black History Month 2021 virtual series. She engaged with students, staff and alumni in celebrating, mourning and providing hope in building a more inclusive Canadian society.

Friday, January 29, 2021 – Senator Mobina S. B. Jaffer discusses her career as a Canadian lawyer and her advocacy work in involving women in peace processes with students enrolled in International Law at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 – Senator Wanda Elaine Thomas Bernard kicks off MacEwan University’s Black History Month 2021 virtual series. She engaged with students, staff and alumni in celebrating, mourning and providing hope in building a more inclusive Canadian society.

Friday, February 5, 2021 – Senator Bev Busson speaks virtually with the Political Studies Department at Vancouver Island University about the Senate’s work in Parliament and her role as a senator.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 – Senator Robert Black, along with other parliamentarians, participates in a meeting of the Canada-Scotland Friendship Group.

Friday, February 5, 2021 – Senator Bev Busson speaks virtually with the Political Studies Department at Vancouver Island University about the Senate’s work in Parliament and her role as a senator.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 – Senator Robert Black, along with other parliamentarians, participates in a meeting of the Canada-Scotland Friendship Group.

Thursday, February 11, 2021 – Senator Robert Black participates in a meeting of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative.

Thursday, February 11, 2021 – Senator Robert Black participates in a meeting of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative.