At a glance

Away from the Hill, senators keep in close contact with their communities so they can give regions and minorities a strong voice in Parliament.

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 – As part of the Senate committee on Human Rights’ fact-finding mission on Islamophobia in Canada, senators (from left) Salma Ataullahjan, Mobina S. B. Jaffer, Bev Busson and David M. Arnot address Muslim witnesses at the Masjid Al-Salaam and Education Centre in Burnaby, British Columbia. They heard powerful testimonials from experts and the public that will help understand the scope of the problem across the country and identify concrete recommendations for
Tuesday, September 6, 2022 – As part of the Senate committee on Human Rights’ fact-finding mission on Islamophobia in Canada, senators (from left) Salma Ataullahjan, Mobina S. B. JafferBev Busson and David M. Arnot address Muslim witnesses at the Masjid Al-Salaam and Education Centre in Burnaby, British Columbia. They heard powerful testimonials from experts and the public that will help understand the scope of the problem across the country and identify concrete recommendations for Parliament and other authorities.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 – Senator Patti LaBoucane-Benson meets virtually with Grade 9 students at Hilltop High School in Whitecourt, Alberta. The senator spoke to students about the symbols in her graphic novel The Outside Circle, which the class read ahead of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Senator LaBoucane-Benson also explained how her previous experience informs her role as a senator, and why she applied for a Senate appointment.
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 – Senator Patti LaBoucane-Benson meets virtually with Grade 9 students at Hilltop High School in Whitecourt, Alberta. The senator spoke to students about the symbols in her graphic novel The Outside Circle, which the class read ahead of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Senator LaBoucane-Benson also explained how her previous experience informs her role as a senator, and why she applied for a Senate appointment. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 – To highlight the first anniversary of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, senators Kim Pate, Pat Duncan and Marty Klyne speak to students from across the country during a virtual round-table event called “Conversation on Reconciliation 2022”. Organized by the Centre for Global Education and facilitated by SENgage, the event gave students the opportunity to ask questions and discuss the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action.
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 – To highlight the first anniversary of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, senators Kim Pate, Pat Duncan and Marty Klyne speak to students from across the country during a virtual round-table event called “Conversation on Reconciliation 2022”. Organized by the Centre for Global Education and facilitated by SENgage, the event gave students the opportunity to ask questions and discuss the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action.

Sunday, October 2, 2022 – In a session organized by SENgage, Senator Tony Loffreda meets with the board of directors for the Conseil jeunesse francophone de la Colombie-Britannique. They spoke about Bill C-13, An Act for the Substantive Equality of Canada’s Official Languages, and the experiences of French-speaking youth in British Columbia.
Sunday, October 2, 2022 – In a session organized by SENgage, Senator Tony Loffreda meets with the board of directors for the Conseil jeunesse francophone de la Colombie-Britannique. They spoke about Bill C-13, An Act for the Substantive Equality of Canada’s Official Languages, and the experiences of French-speaking youth in British Columbia.

Monday, October 3, 2022 – Senator Ratna Omidvar (far right) moderates a panel on impact investing in Canada at the 2022 Philanthropic Foundations Canada Conference in Montréal, Quebec. She was joined by (from left to right) Terrance Carter, Managing Partner of Carters; Aatif Baskanderi, CEO of The Northpine Foundation; Terry Cooke, President and CEO of the Hamilton Community Foundation; and Debra Schwartz, Managing Director, Impact Investments for the MacArthur Foundation.
Monday, October 3, 2022 – Senator Ratna Omidvar (far right) moderates a panel on impact investing in Canada at the 2022 Philanthropic Foundations Canada Conference in Montréal, Quebec. She was joined by (from left to right) Terrance Carter, Managing Partner of Carters; Aatif Baskanderi, CEO of The Northpine Foundation; Terry Cooke, President and CEO of the Hamilton Community Foundation; and Debra Schwartz, Managing Director, Impact Investments for the MacArthur Foundation.

Monday, October 3, 2022 – Senator Elizabeth Marshall (far right) pays her respects to soldiers who died in the Battle of Gallipoli during the First World War at the Lone Pine Cemetery in Turkey. Also pictured, from left to right: The Honourable Derek Bennett, Speaker of the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly; Clifford Small, Canadian Member of Parliament; Lucas Robson, Australian Consul for Çanakkale in Turkey; and Rachel Blaney, Canadian Member of Parliament.
Monday, October 3, 2022 – Senator Elizabeth Marshall (far right) pays her respects to soldiers who died in the Battle of Gallipoli during the First World War at the Lone Pine Cemetery in Turkey. Also pictured, from left to right: The Honourable Derek Bennett, Speaker of the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly; Clifford Small, Canadian Member of Parliament; Lucas Robson, Australian Consul for Çanakkale in Turkey; and Rachel Blaney, Canadian Member of Parliament.

Monday, October 3, 2022 – In Turkey, senators George J. Furey, Speaker of the Senate (second from left), and Elizabeth Marshall (right), along with Members of Parliament Rachel Blaney and Clifford Small, lay a wreath during the dedication ceremony for the Gallipoli Newfoundland Memorial. Newfoundlanders fought and died during the First World War at this location — where a bronze caribou now stands— and many others overseas.
Monday, October 3, 2022 – In Turkey, senators George J. Furey, Speaker of the Senate (second from left), and Elizabeth Marshall (right), along with Members of Parliament Rachel Blaney and Clifford Small, lay a wreath during the dedication ceremony for the Gallipoli Newfoundland Memorial. Newfoundlanders fought and died during the First World War at this location — where a bronze caribou now stands— and many others overseas.

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 –  Senator Michèle Audette meets with Carol McBride, the new President of the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC). The senator also toured NWAC’s new offices at 120 Promenade du Portage in Gatineau, Quebec.
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 –  Senator Michèle Audette meets with Carol McBride, the new President of the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC). The senator also toured NWAC’s new offices at 120 Promenade du Portage in Gatineau, Quebec.

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 – Members of the Senate Committee on National Security, Defence and Veterans Affairs, such as senators Margaret Dawn Anderson, Donna Dasko, Clément Gignac, Hassan Yussuff, Pierre-Hughes Boisvenu and Tony Dean, meet Canadian Rangers in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. Committee members undertook a fact-finding mission to Northern Canada from October 2 to October 9, 2022, as part of their study of Arctic security.
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 – Members of the Senate Committee on National Security, Defence and Veterans Affairs, such as senators Margaret Dawn Anderson, Donna Dasko, Clément Gignac, Hassan Yussuff, Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu and Tony Dean, meet Canadian Rangers in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. Committee members undertook a fact-finding mission to Northern Canada from October 2 to October 9, 2022, as part of their study of Arctic security.

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 – Senator Michael L. MacDonald attends the 111th National Day of the Republic of China (Taiwan) at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa, Ontario. He spoke about Canada’s strong and trusted partnership with Taiwan and participated in event activities with his parliamentary colleagues.
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 – Senator Michael L. MacDonald attends the 111th National Day of the Republic of China (Taiwan) at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa, Ontario. He spoke about Canada’s strong and trusted partnership with Taiwan and participated in event activities with his parliamentary colleagues.

Friday, October 7, 2022 –  Senator Marc Gold meets with undergraduate political science students at McGill University in Montréal, Quebec. He discusses the role of the courts in the judiciary process in Canada, as well as the important role the courts play in shaping Canadian political institutions.
Friday, October 7, 2022 –  Senator Marc Gold meets with undergraduate political science students at McGill University in Montréal, Quebec. He discusses the role of the courts in the judiciary process in Canada, as well as the important role the courts play in shaping Canadian political institutions.

Other events that senators participated in:

  • Friday, October 7, 2022 – Senators Marc Gold, Frances Lankin, Larry W. Smith, Bev Busson, Dennis Dawson and Kim Pate met Carleton University students at the 3 Brewers microbrewery on Sparks Street in Ottawa, Ontario, for a networking event hosted by the Carleton Political Science Society. The senators spoke about their paths to the Red Chamber, their work and career opportunities with the Senate.

At a glance

Away from the Hill, senators keep in close contact with their communities so they can give regions and minorities a strong voice in Parliament.

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 – As part of the Senate committee on Human Rights’ fact-finding mission on Islamophobia in Canada, senators (from left) Salma Ataullahjan, Mobina S. B. Jaffer, Bev Busson and David M. Arnot address Muslim witnesses at the Masjid Al-Salaam and Education Centre in Burnaby, British Columbia. They heard powerful testimonials from experts and the public that will help understand the scope of the problem across the country and identify concrete recommendations for
Tuesday, September 6, 2022 – As part of the Senate committee on Human Rights’ fact-finding mission on Islamophobia in Canada, senators (from left) Salma Ataullahjan, Mobina S. B. JafferBev Busson and David M. Arnot address Muslim witnesses at the Masjid Al-Salaam and Education Centre in Burnaby, British Columbia. They heard powerful testimonials from experts and the public that will help understand the scope of the problem across the country and identify concrete recommendations for Parliament and other authorities.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 – Senator Patti LaBoucane-Benson meets virtually with Grade 9 students at Hilltop High School in Whitecourt, Alberta. The senator spoke to students about the symbols in her graphic novel The Outside Circle, which the class read ahead of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Senator LaBoucane-Benson also explained how her previous experience informs her role as a senator, and why she applied for a Senate appointment.
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 – Senator Patti LaBoucane-Benson meets virtually with Grade 9 students at Hilltop High School in Whitecourt, Alberta. The senator spoke to students about the symbols in her graphic novel The Outside Circle, which the class read ahead of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Senator LaBoucane-Benson also explained how her previous experience informs her role as a senator, and why she applied for a Senate appointment. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 – To highlight the first anniversary of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, senators Kim Pate, Pat Duncan and Marty Klyne speak to students from across the country during a virtual round-table event called “Conversation on Reconciliation 2022”. Organized by the Centre for Global Education and facilitated by SENgage, the event gave students the opportunity to ask questions and discuss the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action.
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 – To highlight the first anniversary of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, senators Kim Pate, Pat Duncan and Marty Klyne speak to students from across the country during a virtual round-table event called “Conversation on Reconciliation 2022”. Organized by the Centre for Global Education and facilitated by SENgage, the event gave students the opportunity to ask questions and discuss the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action.

Sunday, October 2, 2022 – In a session organized by SENgage, Senator Tony Loffreda meets with the board of directors for the Conseil jeunesse francophone de la Colombie-Britannique. They spoke about Bill C-13, An Act for the Substantive Equality of Canada’s Official Languages, and the experiences of French-speaking youth in British Columbia.
Sunday, October 2, 2022 – In a session organized by SENgage, Senator Tony Loffreda meets with the board of directors for the Conseil jeunesse francophone de la Colombie-Britannique. They spoke about Bill C-13, An Act for the Substantive Equality of Canada’s Official Languages, and the experiences of French-speaking youth in British Columbia.

Monday, October 3, 2022 – Senator Ratna Omidvar (far right) moderates a panel on impact investing in Canada at the 2022 Philanthropic Foundations Canada Conference in Montréal, Quebec. She was joined by (from left to right) Terrance Carter, Managing Partner of Carters; Aatif Baskanderi, CEO of The Northpine Foundation; Terry Cooke, President and CEO of the Hamilton Community Foundation; and Debra Schwartz, Managing Director, Impact Investments for the MacArthur Foundation.
Monday, October 3, 2022 – Senator Ratna Omidvar (far right) moderates a panel on impact investing in Canada at the 2022 Philanthropic Foundations Canada Conference in Montréal, Quebec. She was joined by (from left to right) Terrance Carter, Managing Partner of Carters; Aatif Baskanderi, CEO of The Northpine Foundation; Terry Cooke, President and CEO of the Hamilton Community Foundation; and Debra Schwartz, Managing Director, Impact Investments for the MacArthur Foundation.

Monday, October 3, 2022 – Senator Elizabeth Marshall (far right) pays her respects to soldiers who died in the Battle of Gallipoli during the First World War at the Lone Pine Cemetery in Turkey. Also pictured, from left to right: The Honourable Derek Bennett, Speaker of the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly; Clifford Small, Canadian Member of Parliament; Lucas Robson, Australian Consul for Çanakkale in Turkey; and Rachel Blaney, Canadian Member of Parliament.
Monday, October 3, 2022 – Senator Elizabeth Marshall (far right) pays her respects to soldiers who died in the Battle of Gallipoli during the First World War at the Lone Pine Cemetery in Turkey. Also pictured, from left to right: The Honourable Derek Bennett, Speaker of the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly; Clifford Small, Canadian Member of Parliament; Lucas Robson, Australian Consul for Çanakkale in Turkey; and Rachel Blaney, Canadian Member of Parliament.

Monday, October 3, 2022 – In Turkey, senators George J. Furey, Speaker of the Senate (second from left), and Elizabeth Marshall (right), along with Members of Parliament Rachel Blaney and Clifford Small, lay a wreath during the dedication ceremony for the Gallipoli Newfoundland Memorial. Newfoundlanders fought and died during the First World War at this location — where a bronze caribou now stands— and many others overseas.
Monday, October 3, 2022 – In Turkey, senators George J. Furey, Speaker of the Senate (second from left), and Elizabeth Marshall (right), along with Members of Parliament Rachel Blaney and Clifford Small, lay a wreath during the dedication ceremony for the Gallipoli Newfoundland Memorial. Newfoundlanders fought and died during the First World War at this location — where a bronze caribou now stands— and many others overseas.

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 –  Senator Michèle Audette meets with Carol McBride, the new President of the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC). The senator also toured NWAC’s new offices at 120 Promenade du Portage in Gatineau, Quebec.
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 –  Senator Michèle Audette meets with Carol McBride, the new President of the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC). The senator also toured NWAC’s new offices at 120 Promenade du Portage in Gatineau, Quebec.

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 – Members of the Senate Committee on National Security, Defence and Veterans Affairs, such as senators Margaret Dawn Anderson, Donna Dasko, Clément Gignac, Hassan Yussuff, Pierre-Hughes Boisvenu and Tony Dean, meet Canadian Rangers in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. Committee members undertook a fact-finding mission to Northern Canada from October 2 to October 9, 2022, as part of their study of Arctic security.
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 – Members of the Senate Committee on National Security, Defence and Veterans Affairs, such as senators Margaret Dawn Anderson, Donna Dasko, Clément Gignac, Hassan Yussuff, Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu and Tony Dean, meet Canadian Rangers in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. Committee members undertook a fact-finding mission to Northern Canada from October 2 to October 9, 2022, as part of their study of Arctic security.

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 – Senator Michael L. MacDonald attends the 111th National Day of the Republic of China (Taiwan) at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa, Ontario. He spoke about Canada’s strong and trusted partnership with Taiwan and participated in event activities with his parliamentary colleagues.
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 – Senator Michael L. MacDonald attends the 111th National Day of the Republic of China (Taiwan) at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa, Ontario. He spoke about Canada’s strong and trusted partnership with Taiwan and participated in event activities with his parliamentary colleagues.

Friday, October 7, 2022 –  Senator Marc Gold meets with undergraduate political science students at McGill University in Montréal, Quebec. He discusses the role of the courts in the judiciary process in Canada, as well as the important role the courts play in shaping Canadian political institutions.
Friday, October 7, 2022 –  Senator Marc Gold meets with undergraduate political science students at McGill University in Montréal, Quebec. He discusses the role of the courts in the judiciary process in Canada, as well as the important role the courts play in shaping Canadian political institutions.

Other events that senators participated in:

  • Friday, October 7, 2022 – Senators Marc Gold, Frances Lankin, Larry W. Smith, Bev Busson, Dennis Dawson and Kim Pate met Carleton University students at the 3 Brewers microbrewery on Sparks Street in Ottawa, Ontario, for a networking event hosted by the Carleton Political Science Society. The senators spoke about their paths to the Red Chamber, their work and career opportunities with the Senate.

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