Each Senate sitting begins with Senators’ Statements, where senators speak for three minutes about people or events from their region. They can also call attention  to issues that may not be widely discussed elsewhere.


During daily Question Period, senators ask federal cabinet ministers and the Leader of the Government in the Senate (Government Representative) detailed policy questions that are in the public interest.


In the chamber, senators debate important issues with wit and wisdom. Senators propose and consider their own bills and meticulously scrutinize legislation that originates in the House of Commons.