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November 6, 2020

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, October 13, 2020 — Senator Lucie Moncion provides a first-hand account of senators’ work during a virtual meeting with a Grade 10 civics class at École secondaire catholique Franco-Cité in Sturgeon Falls, Ontario.

Thursday, October 22, 2020 – Senator David M. Wells talks about responsible resource development, defending regional interests in the Red Chamber and his passion for high-altitude climbing to Grade 9 students from Pembina North Community School in Dapp, Alberta.

Monday, October 19, 2020 — Senator Paula Simons tours the new Pilgrims Hospice, currently under construction in Edmonton’s Crestwood neighbourhood. The 12-bed palliative care centre is scheduled to open mid-December 2020.

Friday, October 23, 2020 – A career diplomat and former foreign service officer, Senator Peter M. Boehm discusses why global politics matter with more than 50 students enrolled in a related course at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus.

Friday, October 23, 2020 — Senator Paula Simons interviews Canadian novelist Emily St. John Mandel for the 2020 St. Albert Readers Festival (STARFest).

Friday, October 23, 2020 — Senator Yonah Martin makes remarks at the 17th annual Canada-Korea Forum on behalf of the Senate of Canada and as co-chair of the Canada Korea Interparliamentary Friendship Group.

Monday, October 26, 2020 — At a virtual forum organized by the Fédération culturelle canadienne-française (FCCF), Senator René Cormier shares his vision for sustainable Francophone cultural development in Canada, a national framework for action on culture and an innovative revival of the arts and culture sector.

Monday, October 26, 2020— Senator Tony Loffreda participates in a event with students from Blessed Sacrament School in Vancouver, British Columbia, as part of a series on exceptional Canadians organized by Young Global Citizens. 

Friday, October 30, 2020 — Senator Doug Black participates in a pre-recorded interview that more than 100 students will watch in their introductory political science course at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta.

Monday, November 2, 2020 — Senator Brian Francis celebrates the Eagle Feather initiative with a special ceremony at Fanningbank, the official residence of Prince Edward Island’s Lieutenant Governor. The joint initiative between the RCMP and the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of P.E.I. gives individuals the option to use an Eagle Feather to swear legal oaths, in the same way as a Bible or affirmation.