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. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 – Senator Rob Black (far right) attends an event to kick off Food Day Canada and honour the late Anita Stewart, a local food advocate, author and food laureate of the University of Guelph. The senator was joined by MP John Nater (far left); Jeff Stewart, culinary chef and son of the late Anita Stewart (second from the left); and Dr. Charlotte Yates, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Guelph. Senator Black’s Bill S-227, An Act to establish Food Day in Canada, would designate the Saturday before the first Monday in August each year as “Food Day in Canada”.‍

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 – Senator Rob Black attends the official launch of Business Centre Guelph-Wellington’s Summer Company program in Guelph, Ontario. The program enables young entrepreneurs to develop and implement summer businesses, while learning from local business professionals.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022 – Senator Rosa Galvez (fourth from the right), originally from Peru, attends the Canadian Multicultural Peruvian Fest 2022 in Toronto to celebrate the 201st anniversary of Peru’s independence. The event featured traditional Peruvian music, dance and outfits and recognized the strong relation between Peru and Canada.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 – Senators Michael L. MacDonald (far left), Jane Cordy (centre),  Pat Duncan (third from the right) and Rob Black (second from the right) join other Canadian delegates at the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) annual summit in Calgary, Alberta. The summit brought together regional legislators and business leaders to discuss common regional challenges, best practices, strengthen regional relationships and develop action plans for addressing these challenges in the future.

Thursday, July 28, 2022 – Senator Paula Simons attends an event at DeepMind’s newly completed office space in downtown Edmonton to celebrate five years since the company’s arrival in Alberta and Canada. DeepMind has a partnership with the University of Alberta on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, which promises to make Edmonton a world leader in the AI sector.

Thursday, July 28, 2022 – Senator Tony Loffreda (second from the right), is joined, from left to right, by Senator Percy Mockler, Opitciwan Chief Jean-Claude Mequish and MP Chris Lewis, following a mass led by Pope Francis at the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré in Quebec.  

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