Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Canada Region meet in Nova Scotia  

The Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) Canada Regional meetings have taken place from 12 to 15 July 2019 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The CWP Canada Regional Chair, Hon. Laura Ross, MLA (Saskatchewan) chaired the meetings which took place ahead of the 57th CPA Canada Regional Conference in Nova Scotia later the same week. 

Delegates to the CWP Canada Regional Conference were hosted by Hon. Suzanne Lohnes-Croft, MLA, Deputy Speaker of the Nova Scotia Legislature and CWP Nova Scotia Branch Representative.

The Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) Canada Region held an outreach programme for Members visiting local businesses and organisations as well as a regional meeting and workshop sessions. Workshop topics included women entrepreneurs and supporting then in business; the six signature traits of inclusive leadership; and 'Inclusion Is Not Just A Buzz Word!'.  The meetings provided Members with the opportunity to hear about activities over the previous year, and to think about priorities for the upcoming year. 

The CWP Canada Chair gave her report emphasising the importance of the CWP Canada Regional Steering Committee continuing their efforts to promote CWP in Canada on a variety of platforms, including social media. The importance of continuing to build ties with other groups who promote the role of women in Legislative Assemblies was also emphasised. 

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Updated 15th July 2019.

The Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) was founded in 1989 to increase the number of female elected representatives in Parliaments and legislatures across the Commonwealth and to ensure that women’s issues are brought to the fore in parliamentary debate and legislation. The network campaigns for gender equality in all spheres. 

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association connects, develops, promotes and supports Parliamentarians and their staff to identify benchmarks of good governance and the implementation of the enduring values of the Commonwealth. The CPA is an international community of around 180 Commonwealth Parliaments and Legislatures working together to deepen the Commonwealth’s commitment to the highest standards of democratic governance. 
 
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