Canadian Forces Parliamentary Program
In July of 2009, I was honoured to spend time on board the HMCS Ville du Quebec ( http://www.navy.forces.gc.ca/villedequebec/0/0-s_eng.asp) and received hands-on experience living life as a member of Canadian Forces. What a great opportunity to gain valuable insight into the challenges facing our troops! We sailed from St. John's, Newfoundland and took part in a variety of exciting naval exercises before docking at Halifax, Nova Scotia. I cannot way enough about the professional calibre of our Navy. Their dedication, their knowledge, and pride in their country is commendable. I encourage you to read my speech in the Senate about our Navy.
Swearing In Ceremony
This is some pictures of the day I had the honour, along with 17 new colleagues, of being sworn in to the Senate of Canada.
Visit to the Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response
In May of 2009, I was invited by the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, to sponsor Bill C-11 (Human Pathogens and Toxins Act) in the Senate of Canada. I was involved in many briefings, including a special tour of the Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response (http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/cepr-cmiu/). There, I met with the numerous professionals who are responsible for coordinating Canada's health security issues.
Opening of the Sandgate Women's Shelter
Memorial Service for the 56th Anniversary of the Cessation of Hostilities of the Korean War
Meadowvale Cemetery, Brampton, Ontario. July 27, 2009 Photos provided by Veterans Affairs Canada
Visit to Arctic
TMX Group Honours Remembrance Day
Representatives from Veterans Affairs Canada and National Defence, the Canadian Forces and Tom Kloet, CEO, TMX Group opened the market to mark Remembrance Day. Senator Nicole Eaton was joined by Second World Veteran Jan de Vries. Each year, Canada marks Veterans' Week, November 5-11 to honour and remember all the men and women who served Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace. This year, Remembrance Day also marks the 65th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy; the 65th anniversary of Italian Campaign and the 65th anniversary of the Liberation of Belgium. The brave Canadians who served in these Second World War campaigns answered their nation’s call during its time of greatest need. They left their homes and families to defend the values we hold dear: freedom, democracy and the rule of law. Lest we forget.