Former CPA Secretary-General from Nova Scotia, Canada visits the CPA Headquarters Secretariat in London 

Hon. Arthur Donahoe, QC, former CPA Secretary-General (1993-2001) and former Speaker of the Nova Scotia Legislative Assembly in Canada visited the CPA Headquarters Secretariat in London today where he met with CPA staff and discussed the CPA’s work in strengthening parliamentary democracy across the Commonwealth.

Published Thursday 26 October 2017.

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