Congress of Aboriginal Peoples
On February 16, 2023, Senator Busson met virtually with the National Chief, Elmer St. Pierre and Robert Russell of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples to discuss Bill C-29, An Act to provide for the establishment of a council for reconciliation.
Unified Fisheries Conservation Alliance
On February 8, 2023, Senator Busson met with members of the Unified Fisheries Conservation Alliance to discuss various fisheries issues and concerns. The photo taken with the Senator includes Gordon MacDonald, President of the Richmond County Inshore Fishermen’s Association; Lillian Mitchel, Executive Director of Fundy North Fishermen’s Association; and Trevor Floyd, Partner at Iris Communications and Public Affairs.
On February 8, 2023, Senator Busson met with representatives from the LKQ Canada to discuss Bill C-244 An Act to amend the Copyright Act (diagnosis, servicing and repair) and Bill C-27 An Act to enact the Consumer Privacy Protection Act, the Personal Information and Data Protection Tribunal Act and the Artificial Intelligence and Data Act and to raise awareness of automotive industry issues that directly affect consumers.
Self-Governing Indigenous Governments
On February 8, 2023, Senator Busson met with some members of Self-Governing Indigenous Governments (SGIGs) to discuss the threats facing SGIG community languages, language revitalization funding used by Indigenous communities, and about the language expenditure need model. The picture is taken with the Senator and Robert Louie (Westbank), Taylor Baker (Tsawwassen), Jeneva Touchie (UFN), Charles Morven (Nisga’a), Kevin Jules (KCFN), James Lascelle (TFN).
Canadian Labour Congress
On February 7, 2023, Senator Busson met with representatives from the Canadian Labour Congress to discuss investments in the care economy, transition and sustainable jobs and anti-scab legislation.
National Health and Fitness Ski Day
On February 7, 2023, Senator Busson attended the National Health and Fitness Ski Day on the Hill with Senator Marty Deacon and other Senators and MPs with some Youth from BC. Senator Deacon introduced skiers participating in an exchange between Ottawa and Salmon Arm, B.C. Mel Arnold, MP for North Okanagan- Shuswap and Senator Busson, Salmon Arm, also said a few words of support.
International Development Week 2023
On February 7, 2023, Senator Busson met with some members during the International Development Week 2023 to discuss the continuing support for poverty reduction and humanitarian work globally. The picture is taken with the Senator and Leticia Ama Deawuo of Seed Change; Julie Francoeur of Fairtrade Canada; Anna Vogt of Mennonite Central Committee; Kristin Douglas of World Accord; and Dana Stefov of Oxfam.
New Zealand High Commissioner, Martin Harvey
On February 2, 2023, Senator Busson had an introductory meeting with New Zealand High Commissioner, Martin Harvey, and Senator Marty Deacon to discuss mutual Canada and New Zealand interests.