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One of the eight CPC workshops held on Day 5 

 

Day 5 Highlights

On 24 August, eight workshops were held as part of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference. Delegates heard from experts and Commonwealth Parliamentarians on topics such as accessibility, the roles and responsibilities of Parliament during a pandemic; gender-sensitive parliaments; cyberbullying and its impacts on youth; and the role of parliaments in achieving sustainable development.

Following the workshops, the Honourable Anthony Rota, President of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and Speaker of the House of Commons, along with the Speakers of the Canadian Region, hosted a dinner reception for all participants at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.

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The assembled delegates of the 65th CPC. 

 

Day 4 Highlights

At the conclusion of Day 3, the Speaker of the Nova Scotia Legislature, Hon. Keith Bain, MLA, welcomed the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Executive Committee to Province House, the Legislative building of Nova Scotia. The CPA delegation was led by CPA President the Hon. Anthony Rota, MP, Speaker of the House of Commons of Canada together with the CPA Secretary-General, Stephen Twigg, as well as the Speakers of the Provincial Legislatures of Manitoba, Alberta, British Columbia, Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan in the CPA Canadian Region.

In the morning, some delegates participated in the conference’s cultural program and explored Halifax or Lunenburg with a local tour guide. 

In the evening, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada and Vice-Patron of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, was present for the official opening of the 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference. All delegates were invited to reception and dinner following the official opening.

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News 

Election Results

  • The Hon. Laura Kanushu, MP (CPwD Africa Regional Champion) from the Parliament of Uganda was elected Chairperson of the Commonwealth Parliamentarians with Disabilities (CPwD)

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Members of Parliament from the CPA’s Caribbean, Americas and Atlantic Region 

Day 3 Highlights

All remaining delegates, observers, accompanying persons, Society of Clerks-at-the-Table and other participants in the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference arrived on 22 August. Welcome to Halifax!

The 7th Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Conference continued with a series of workshops on topics such as addressing abuse and harassment in Parliament and financial empowerment of women and gender-sensitive budgeting. The 38th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Small Branches Conference entered its second-day discussing topics such as building sustainable economies in small branches and well-being indicators for small branches.

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s Executive Committee also continued their meetings. Members participated in a dinner at Province House hosted by the Honourable Keith Bain, Speaker of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly and the Honourable Anthony Rota, President of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and Speaker of the House of Commons.

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News Releases

Upcoming Events

  • Official Opening: Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada and Vice-Patron of the CPA, will join Mr. Rota in delivering opening remarks at the official opening today at 5:30 p.m. ADT.

The full program is available here

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Election of the Hon. Zainab Gimba as CWP Chairperson.

Day 2 Highlights 

The work got started in earnest: On 21 August, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s Executive Committee, the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Steering Committee, the Small Branches Steering Committee and the regional secretaries held meetings.

August 21 also marked the beginning of the 7th Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Conference and the 38th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Small Branches Conference.

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Election Results and Nominations

  • The Hon. Joy Burch, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory, was elected CPA Small Branches Chairperson
  • The Hon. Zainab Gimba, Member of the House of Representatives of Nigeria, was elected Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Chairperson
  • The Hon. Anurag Sharma, Member of the Lok Sabha of India, was nominated CPA Treasurer by the CPA Executive Committee

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The Canadian Region is pleased to welcome delegations representing 42 CPA member countries.

Day 1 Highlights 

Welcome to Halifax! On 20 August, members of the Co-ordinating Committee and the Executive Committee; delegates and steering committee members for the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians and Small Branches; and Regional Advisors and/or Secretaries arrived in Halifax.

Photos

Photo albums from the 65th CPC will be available on the CPA Flickr.

News Releases

Governance – Upcoming votes and events

  • Election of CWP Chairperson (13:00-15:00, Room B3, Ballroom Level)
  • Election of Small Branches Chairperson (15:00-17:00, Room B2, Ballroom Level)


The full program is available here

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