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At a glance - 2020-10-09
October 9, 2020
NEWS

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.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 —Senator Doug Black wraps up the first day of his Alberta virtual tour. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and physical distancing guidelines, Senator Black took his Alberta tour online. He spoke to Albertans in Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Peace River and Fort McMurray.Tuesday, September 22, 2020 —Senator Doug Black wraps up the first day of his Alberta virtual tour. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and physical distancing guidelines, Senator Black took his Alberta tour online. He spoke to Albertans in Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Peace River and Fort McMurray.

Sunday, September 27, 2020 — Senator Robert Black joins Neil Dunsmore, Township of Centre Wellington councillor, for the last leg of the councillor’s 531-kilometre walk from Wellington Township to Ottawa in support of mental health awareness.Sunday, September 27, 2020 — Senator Robert Black joins Neil Dunsmore, Township of Centre Wellington councillor, for the last leg of the councillor’s 531-kilometre walk from Wellington Township to Ottawa in support of mental health awareness.

Monday, September 28, 2020 — Senator Ratna Omidvar speaks to the Pillar Nonprofit Network in London, Ontario, about the changes needed to strengthen the charitable sector to create a more engaged, inclusive and vibrant Canada.Monday, September 28, 2020 — Senator Ratna Omidvar speaks to the Pillar Nonprofit Network in London, Ontario, about the changes needed to strengthen the charitable sector to create a more engaged, inclusive and vibrant Canada.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 — Senators René Cormier, Patricia Bovey and Paula Simons wear orange to mark Orange Shirt Day, which honours the victims and survivors of residential schools.Wednesday, September 30, 2020 — Senators René Cormier, Patricia Bovey and Paula Simons wear orange to mark Orange Shirt Day, which honours the victims and survivors of residential schools.

Thursday, October 1, 2020 — Senators Julie Miville-Dechêne, Robert Black, Patti LaBoucane-Benson, Lucie Moncion, and Raymonde Gagné gather at the Famous Five monument to mark Women’s History Month and Persons Day to commemorate the role of women in Canada and around the world.Thursday, October 1, 2020 — Senators Julie Miville-Dechêne, Robert Black, Patti LaBoucane-Benson, Lucie Moncion, and Raymonde Gagné gather at the to mark Women’s History Month and Persons Day to commemorate the role of women in Canada and around the world.

Thursday, October 1, 2020 — Senator Brian Francis marks Treaty Day with Prince Edward Island Premier Dennis King (second from right), and chiefs Roderick Gould Jr (left) and Darlene Bernard (second from left).Thursday, October 1, 2020 — Senator Brian Francis marks Treaty Day with Prince Edward Island Premier Dennis King (second from right), and chiefs Roderick Gould Jr (left) and Darlene Bernard (second from left).

Senator Ratna Omidvar speaks on the panel “30 years of German Unity and Canadian Partnership,” marking German Unity Day. The event was co-hosted by the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy and the Embassy and Consulates of the Federal Republic of Germany in Canada. The panel featured former “CBC News” anchor Peter Mansbridge (top left), former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney (top right) and University of Toronto professor Alexander Reisenbichler (bottom left).Friday, October 2, 2020 — Senator Ratna Omidvar speaks on the panel “30 years of German Unity and Canadian Partnership,” marking German Unity Day. The event was co-hosted by the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy and the Embassy and Consulates of the Federal Republic of Germany in Canada. The panel featured former “CBC News” anchor Peter Mansbridge (top left), former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney (top right) and University of Toronto professor Alexander Reisenbichler (bottom left).