CPA Executive Committee address key governance issues for the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association ahead of 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Canada
The Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) have met ahead of the 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The CPA Executive Committee represents the nine regions of the CPA - Africa; Asia; Australia; British Islands and Mediterranean; Canada; Caribbean, Americas and the Atlantic; India; Pacific; South East Asia.
The CPA Executive Committee is currently chaired by Acting Chairperson, Hon. Ian Liddell-Grainger, MP (United Kingdom). The Acting Chairperson said:
“The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) provides a unique platform for inter-parliamentary dialogue to take place. The CPA’s membership comprises the national, state, provincial and territorial Parliaments of the Commonwealth. The diverse nature of the membership provides the CPA with a unique position within the parliamentary community to offer a comprehensive perspective on how to strengthen parliamentary democracy across the Commonwealth and to discuss new and innovative approaches on how to do so.
The 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference is the most prominent event in the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s calendar, as it offers a unique opportunity for the representatives of the Association’s 180 Member Parliaments and Legislatures to network with colleagues from other jurisdictions and discuss common issues of concern which affect Commonwealth Parliaments.”
The 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) will be hosted by the CPA Canada Region on the theme of: ‘Inclusive, Accessible, Accountable and Strong Parliaments: the Cornerstone of Democracy and Essential for Development’.
During the 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, there will also be a number of additional conferences and meetings including: 38th CPA Small Branches Conference; 7th triennial Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) Conference; 65th CPA General Assembly; meetings of the CPA Executive Committee; and the Society of Clerks at the Table (SOCATT) meetings.
This year, the conference will hold elections for the Chairperson of the CPA Executive Committee; the Chairperson of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP); the CPA Treasurer; and the CPA Small Branches Chairperson for new three-year terms.
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Images of the 65th CPC are also available at the CPA's Flickr page.
The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) organises its annual Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) to address global political issues and developments in the parliamentary system through conference workshops and sessions for leading Parliamentarians representing Parliaments and Legislatures throughout 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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