Colin Kenny was summoned to the Senate in 1984 by the Right Honourable Pierre Trudeau, representing the Province of Ontario. During his Parliamentary career, Senator Kenny has served on a variety of committees of special relevance to defence and national security issues. They include the Special Committee on Terrorism and Security and the Special Joint Committee on Canadian Defence Policy. From 2001 to 2009, he chaired the Senate Standing Committee on National Security and Defence. Senator Kenny has been published on a range of Canadian political issues including defence policy, ballistic missile defence, Canada’s involvement in Afghanistan, defence procurement, strategic airlift, aviation security, port and border security.