Senator Donald Oliver
Nova Scotia's Senator
Although Senators are not elected, we represent the people who live in our home provinces. We work on their behalf to improve the laws of this country and give voice to the regional perspectives of our constituents. Many of us arrive at the job with a long history of public service in our communities, and people within our neighbourhoods know who we are and what we stand for. But beyond our immediate communities we are unknowns--people who seem simply to arrive on Parliament Hill by virtue of some ostensibly mysterious mechanism. I would like all my constituents to know me and to feel confident that I can represent them in the Senate. So . . .
While other sections of this website offer readers a glimpse of my work in the Senate, these pages are of special significance to me because they are meant to provide my constituents with a picture of who I am outside the Senate Chamber and away from Parliament Hill. It is my hope that by sharing my interests and hobbies, I convey a more complete picture of myself.
Like most Nova Scotians, I love the outdoors. I love to ski, play golf, go for walks, work in my garden and work in the Christmas tree farm. In addition, I am passionate about food and good wine and there is probably nothing I enjoy more than preparing a gourmet meal for friends. So basically, I am a zealous promoter of all things Nova Scotian and I cherish the life my province has afforded me. I enjoy the blend of diverse seacoasts, scenic lands, maritime culture and Celtic music Nova Scotia has to offer.