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May 17, 2021

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

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 – Senator Paula Simons meets with Air Cadets and staff from the 524 Sturgeon Air Cadet Squadron in Bon Accord, Alberta, to discuss the role of the Senate.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 – Senator Paula Simons meets with Air Cadets and staff from the 524 Sturgeon Air Cadet Squadron in Bon Accord, Alberta, to discuss the role of the Senate.

Senator Chantal Petitclerc speaks with Secondary V journalism students at the Collège Saint-Charles-Garnier in Québec CityWednesday, April 28, 2021 – Senator Chantal Petitclerc speaks with Secondary V journalism students at the Collège Saint-Charles-Garnier in Québec City about her journey as a Paralympian and her work at the Senate of Canada. She encouraged them to follow their passions and build a more inclusive society.

Senators Peter Harder and Peter M. Boehm with delegates selected by Young Diplomats of CanadaWednesday, April 28, 2021 – Senators Peter Harder and Peter M. Boehm, members of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade, share their insights with delegates selected by Young Diplomats of Canada to represent the country at this year’s global Y7 and Y20 youth summits. The summits bring together future leaders from G7 and G20 nations and allow young people to develop policy recommendations addressing current global challenges and to influence global policymakers. Senator Boehm served as the personal representative of the prime minister — or sherpa — at the 2018 G7 Summit, hosted by Canada. Senator Harder served as sherpa to three G8 summits between 2003 and 2007.

Senator Ratna Omidvar participates as a panelist at the Engineers Without Borders Canada webinar Friday, April 30, 2021 – Senator Ratna Omidvar participates as a panelist at the Engineers Without Borders Canada webinar “Canada’s Leadership in Global Development” where she spoke about Bill S-222, the Effective and Accountable Charities Act.

Senator Marty Deacon meets with Grade 11 Global Perspectives students from Innisdale Secondary School in Barrie, OntarioMonday, May 3, 2021 – Senator Marty Deacon meets with Grade 11 Global Perspectives students from Innisdale Secondary School in Barrie, Ontario, to discuss current legislation, regional representation and how they can become changemakers in their communities.

Senator Robert Black participates in 4-H Canada’s Citizenship CongressSaturday, May 8, 2021 – Senator Robert Black participates in 4-H Canada’s Citizenship Congress, where youth participants from across the country debated the issue of a universal basic income.