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Hope you enjoy the Senate of Canada's version of "Carpool Karaoke"! It was a fun experience! You can find the video here:

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This morning, the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights released our report on Syrian refugee resettlement in Canada. To read the report and find other information about the study, please visit the following link:

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Tomorrow, and every day, we remember the sacrifice they made for our freedom. #RemembranceDay #LestWeForget
Photos courtesy of the IPU
Yesterday, I was interviewed by the BBC about the Inter-Parliamentary Union's report on sexual harassment and violence against female parliamentarians.

Sexual harassment of female MPs widespread, report says - BBC News

Yesterday, I along with other members of the Canadian delegation to the Inter-Parliamentary Union's general assembly, met with Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, to show our solidarity in condemning the attack in Quetta. Thank you Syed Atif Raza for sharing these photos.
#Quetta bleeding once again. My thoughts and prayers with the families of those who lost their lives #Pakistan

Quetta attack: Militants kill dozens at Balochistan Police College - BBC News

Pleased that Khaled Al-Qazzaz and his wife Sarah are back in Canada with their children. Khaled was detained, without charge, in Egypt for 1205 days. You can read his story here: [ Tinyurl.com Link ]
A great article from today's Buenos Aires Herald about our visit to Argentina. The Standing Senate Committee for Foreign Affairs and International Trade is visiting this week as part of our study on political and economic developments in the country.

[ Buenosairesherald.com Link ]

Canadian senators play long game

This Spring the Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights looked at how the resettlement of Syrian refugees in Canada is progressing. Canada and her people have welcomed them- but our government needs to do more to make sure they are able to thrive in our country.
[ Cbc.ca Link ]

This morning, members of the Senate's Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade had the opporunity to meet and speak with the Minister of Treasury and Public Finances for Argentina, Alfonso Prat-Gay.
Meeting with the Canada-Argentina Chamber of Commerce in Buenos Aires with the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade. We are here continuing our study on recent political and economic developments in the country.
I enjoyed spending time over lunch today with Dr. Aliya Aftab, MPA Punjab.
Thank you to one of the most dignified leaders this country, and the world, has ever known. I wish our former Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, all the best with his future endeavours. #ThankYouPMSH
Joined Arifa Mauzafar with my husband at Aaj TV to be interviewed for the program Saaz O Awaaz

Saaz-O-Awaz - Episode 21-Salma Atta Ullah Jaan

Saaz-O-Awaz - Episode 21-Salma Atta Ullah Jaan

Last evening I had the opportunity to meet Mohammad Akram Sheikh, Senior Advocate for the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
This year I was honoured to be a guest at the 5th Pakistan Festival in Vancouver, British Columbia celebrating Pakistan Independence Day on August 14th. Thank you for having me! Canada has a vibrant Pakistani-Canadian community out west, and I hope to come and visit again soon!
This past weekend I was so pleased to join Senator Yonah Martin in attending the Pinoy Fiesta in Vancouver celebrating the wonderful Filipino community and their culture.