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June 28, 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.

Senator Paula Simons meets with Grade 9 students at Bert Church High School in Airdrie, AlbertaMonday, May 31, 2021 – Senator Paula Simons meets with Grade 9 students at Bert Church High School in Airdrie, Alberta. She answered questions on a wide range of topics including regional representation in the Senate, Canada’s COVID-19 response as well as discrimination and systemic.

Senator Brian Francis participates in the unveiling of a commemorative plaque at Colonel Gray High School in Charlottetown, Prince Edward IslandFriday, June 4, 2021 – Senator Brian Francis participates in the unveiling of a commemorative plaque at Colonel Gray High School in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. The memorial honours survivors of the residential school system.

Grade 12 students at Halifax West High School in Nova Scotia host a virtual question-and-answer session with Senator Wanda Elaine Thomas BernardMonday, June 7, 2021 – As part of their Inspirational Speakers Series, Grade 12 students at Halifax West High School in Nova Scotia host a virtual question-and-answer session with Senator Wanda Elaine Thomas Bernard. The discussion focused on the senator’s social-justice advocacy work. 

Senator Ratna Omidvar participates in an “India COVID-19 Relief Fund” panel discussionFriday, June 11, 2021 – Senator Ratna Omidvar participates in an “India COVID-19 Relief Fund” panel discussion examining India’s health crisis and Canada’s role in providing emergency relief.

Senator Robert Black meets with Mike McMorris, CEO of Livestock Research Innovation CorporationFriday, June 18, 2021 – Senator Robert Black meets with Mike McMorris, CEO of Livestock Research Innovation Corporation. The two discussed the important role livestock plays in Ontario’s agricultural economy. The organization studies and promotes livestock rearing through their International Research Advisory Committee, mentorship program, and Horizon Series of reports and webinars.