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.
Friday, July 23, 2021 – Senator Tony Loffreda attends the evening showing of the re-edited documentary Piazza Petawawa in Toronto, Ontario. He was a speaker at the event that helped raise $1 million dollars for the Canadian Italian Business and Professional Association and the Italian Contemporary Film Festival to provide bursaries benefitting more than 1,000 students.
Saturday, July 24, 2021 – Senator Paula Simons attends the opening of the annual Edmonton Heritage Festival with the Honourable Salma Lakhani, Alberta’s lieutenant-governor, at the amphitheatre in Hawrelak Park.
Monday, July 26, 2021 – Senator Wanda Elaine Thomas Bernard gives a presentation to youth participating in this year’s virtual Beechville Summer Scholar Program in Beechville, Nova Scotia. She discussed the importance of Emancipation Day and how participants can commemorate the occasion.
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 – Senator Paula Simons hosts a virtual town hall with five academics on federal equalization payments to provincial governments.
Thursday, July 29, 2021 – The Preston Township Library Office in central Nova Scotia holds its first YOUth Day event. Youth participants discussed Emancipation Day and what it means to them. Senator Wanda Elaine Thomas Bernard spoke about how her motion in the Senate contributed to recognizing the day’s significance.
Thursday, July 29, 2021 – Senator Salma Ataullahjan co-chairs a meeting of the Canada-Afghanistan Parliamentary Friendship Group, with senators Peter M. Boehm and Marilou McPhedran also in attendance. His Excellency Hassan Soroosh, Afghanistan’s ambassador to Canada, updated the group on the escalating tensions in his home country.
Saturday, July 31, 2021 – Senator Robert Black celebrates Food Day Canada by visiting the “Soil Superheroes” exhibit at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum in Ottawa, Ontario.