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May 31, 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.

Thursday, May 13, 2021 – Senator Yuen Pau Woo participates in a panel discussion on combatting anti-Asian racism in Canada, organized by the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University.Thursday, May 13, 2021 – Senator Yuen Pau Woo participates in a panel discussion on combatting anti-Asian racism in Canada, organized by the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University.

Sunday, May 16, 2021 – Senators Margaret Dawn Anderson and Kim Pate share their perspectives on the rights of Indigenous peoples and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action at a virtual Indigenous panel discussion organized by GLOCAL Foundation of Canada for its members across Canada.Sunday, May 16, 2021 – Senators Margaret Dawn Anderson and Kim Pate share their perspectives on the rights of Indigenous peoples and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action at a virtual Indigenous panel discussion organized by GLOCAL Foundation of Canada for its members across Canada.

Monday, May 17, 2021 – Senator Colin Deacon meets with grades 4 to 6 students from St. Brendan Catholic Elementary School in Stouffville, Ontario, to discuss his role as a senator and to moderate a debate among the students on a hypothetical bill that would lower the voting age to 16. The students shared their views on youth civic education and conducted a simulated vote on the bill through a live poll.Monday, May 17, 2021 – Senator Colin Deacon meets with grades 4 to 6 students from St. Brendan Catholic Elementary School in Stouffville, Ontario, to discuss his role as a senator and to moderate a debate among the students on a hypothetical bill that would lower the voting age to 16. The students shared their views on youth civic education and conducted a simulated vote on the bill through a live poll.

Monday, May 17, 2021 –Senators Ratna Omidvar, Wanda Thomas Bernard and Marc Gold share their extensive experience in advancing values of diversity, equity and inclusion with youth and Scouters from across Canada at the fourth session of the Scouts Canada Senate Speaker Series.Monday, May 17, 2021 –Senators Ratna Omidvar, Wanda Thomas Bernard and Marc Gold share their extensive experience in advancing values of diversity, equity and inclusion with youth and Scouters from across Canada at the fourth session of the Scouts Canada Senate Speaker Series.

Monday, May 17, 2021 – Members of the Quebec Association for Social Education (AQEUS) participate in a S’ENgage information session followed by a panel discussion with senators Renée Dupuis and Éric Forest. The information session provided an opportunity to hear the point of view of Quebec parliamentarians on key issues in society.Monday, May 17, 2021 – Members of the Quebec Association for Social Education (AQEUS) participate in a S’ENgage information session followed by a panel discussion with senators Renée Dupuis and Éric Forest. The information session provided an opportunity to hear the point of view of Quebec parliamentarians on key issues in society.

Monday, May 17, 2021 – Senator Yuen Pau Woo meets with interns and staff from the Ontario Brain Institute. He provided insights on the role of the Senate in Parliament, the legislative processes and the art of policy making.Monday, May 17, 2021 – Senator Yuen Pau Woo meets with interns and staff from the Ontario Brain Institute. He provided insights on the role of the Senate in Parliament, the legislative processes and the art of policy making.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 – Senators Ratna Omidvar and Colin Deacon participate as panelists at the Nonprofit A.I. Forum 2021 co-hosted by Fundmetric and Acadia University where they spoke about artificial intelligence and digital transformation for the charitable sector.Tuesday, May 18, 2021 – Senators Ratna Omidvar and Colin Deacon participate as panelists at the Nonprofit A.I. Forum 2021 co-hosted by Fundmetric and Acadia University where they spoke about artificial intelligence and digital transformation for the charitable sector.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - Senator Diane Bellemare meets with students from Earl Marriott High School in South Surrey, British Columbia, to discuss the Senate’s role in Parliament.Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - Senator Diane Bellemare meets with students from Earl Marriott High School in South Surrey, British Columbia, to discuss the Senate’s role in Parliament.