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February 28, 2020

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

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 — Senator Pierre J. Dalphond meets family law students from the University of Ottawa. Students had the opportunity to learn more about how the Senate operates as well as the reform of the Divorce Act.

Monday, February 10, 2020 — Senator Marie-Françoise Mégie visits the École secondaire catholique Franco-Cité to speak with students during Black History Month in Ottawa.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 — Senator Paula Simons takes a selfie after a read-along with Grade 6 students at Rutherford School in Edmonton.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 — Senator Brian Francis takes part in the 10th anniversary of the Walk in Silence event to raise awareness about family violence in Charlottetown.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 – Senator Marilou McPhedran gives the keynote address at the Global Women’s Forum for Peace and Humanitarian Action’s pre-conference and spoke at the opening of the forum in Vienna.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 — Senator Rosemary Moodie discusses children’s rights with former senator Landon Pearson at the Landon Pearson Resource Centre for the Study of Childhood and Children's Rights at Carleton University in Ottawa.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 — Senators Marie-Françoise Mégie and Mohamed-Iqbal Ravalia meet African-Canadian authors Vicky and Kalula Kalambay during a Black History Month event in Ottawa.

Thursday, February 27, 2020 — Senators Diane Griffin, Lucie Moncion, Mohamed-Iqbal Ravalia and Patti LaBoucane-Benson participate in a panel moderated by Senator Yonah Martin with educators from across the country during the Teachers Institute on Canadian Parliamentary Democracy.