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Joined the Commonwealth: 19 November 1926
CPA Branch formed: 1 January 1912
Unicameral/Bicameral: Bicameral – Senate (105); House of Commons (338)
Parliament/Legislature website: Parliament of Canada
CPA Canada Federal Branch website: click here
Number of Departmental/Ministry Oversight Committees: 14 (Senate), 23 (House of Commons)
Standing Committees on:- Aboriginal Peoples; Agriculture and Forestry; Banking, Trade and Commerce; Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources; Fisheries and Oceans; Foreign Affairs and International Trade; Human Rights; Legal and Constitutional Affairs; National Finance; National Security and Defence; Official Languages; Social Affairs, Science and Technology; and, Transport and Communications
House of Commons:
Standing Committees on:- Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics; Agriculture and Agri-Food; Canadian Heritage; Citizenship and Immigration; Environment and Sustainable Development; Finance; Fisheries and Oceans; Foreign Affairs and International Development; Government Operations and Estimates; Health; Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities; Indigenous and Northern Affairs; Industry, Science and Technology; International Trade; Justice and Human Rights; National Defence; Natural Resources; Official Languages; Public Accounts; Public Safety and National Security; Status of Women; Transport, Infrastructure and Communities; and, Veteran Affairs
Number of Joint Committees (if bicameral): 2 - The Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament; The Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations
Names of House Management (such as Privileges or Procedure) Committees:
Senate:- Committee of Selection; Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament; Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators; Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration
House of Commons:- Procedure and House Affairs; Liaison Committee
Constitution of Canada: Please click here
Recent articles in The Parliamentarian (2015 to present):
Recent CPA Programmatic Activities/News:
The CPA Canada Federal Branch has kindly offered support in the development of the CPA Parliamentary Academy, contributing to a number of video lectures including: - Regional and International Engagement, Gender Budgeting; and Overview of Committees.
On 25 November 2020, the Hon. Anthony Rota, MP, Speaker of the House of Commons, was a panellist at the CPA Webinar for Speakers and Presiding Officers of the Commonwealth: COVID-19 and Independent Parliaments, where discussions looked at the importance of maintaining parliamentary sovereignty and legislative supremacy in the light of the ongoing COVI-19 pandemic.
Parliamentarians from the CPA Canada Branch have contributed as resource team members during CPA Post-Election Seminar, delivered for the following legislatures:
On 21 February 2021, Hon. Anthony Rota, MP joined the Hon. Speaker of the Nova Scotia Legislative Assembly in recording messages for International Mother Language Day.
The CPA Canada Federal Branch supported the delivery of a suite of Virtual Commonwealth Parliamentary Workshops from 23 February - 8 March 2021. Notably a Member of the Senate of Canada spoke at the online session titled 'Promote and Respect for International Humanitarian Law - Placing Humanity First', on 25 February 2021, whereas a member of the Canadian House of Commons spoke at the session titled 'Leading the Way: How the Commonwealth can Empower Persons with Disabilities', on 4 March 2021.
From 23-26 March 2021, Ms Yasmin Ratansi, MP kindly attended and contributed to the CPA Executive Committee Mid-Year Meeting as one of three Executive Committee members representing the CPA Canada Region.