Vice Chairperson of the CPA

Hon. Alexandra Mendes, MP 
Vice-Chairperson of the CPA Executive Committee and
CPA Regional Representative for Canada Region
Member of the Federal Parliament of Canada 


Biography 
Hon. Alexandra Mendès is a Canadian Liberal politician, currently serving as the Member of Parliament for the riding of Brossard-Saint-Lambert since 2015. She previously served in the House of Commons from 2008 until 2011 as the MP for the Montreal riding of Brossard—La Prairie. She is an advocate of diversity, multilateralism and peace.

Originally born in Lisbon, Portugal, she moved to Canada and embarked on career in politics. She worked at the Maison Internationale de la Rive-Sud (MIRS) and was a Parliamentary Assistant to the Hon. Jacques Saada, MP before becoming a Member of Parliament.

In the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Hon. Alexndra Mendes has particpated in many conferences, seminars and visits to CPA Branches including Cyprus and Malta. She was amember of the CPA Expert Committee on CPA Status in London, UK in 2017 and attended the 62nd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, London, UK in 2016 and the 63rd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, Dhaka, Bangaldesh in 2017. She also holds the position of CPA Regional Representative for the Canada Region on the CPA International Executive Committee.


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The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) is one of the oldest established organisations in the Commonwealth. The CPA, founded in 1911, is a membership association which brings together Members, irrespective of gender, race, religion or culture, who are united by community of interest, respect for the rule of law and individual rights and freedoms, and by the pursuit of the positive ideals of parliamentary democracy. The Association is made up of over 180 Branches across the nine regions of the Commonwealth. It offers a vast opportunity for Parliamentarians and parliamentary staff to collaborate on issues of mutual interest and to share good practice. 

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Updated 15/05/2017/CPA HQ