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Commonwealth Parliamentarians to address global issues and inclusive parliamentary democracy at 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Canada

One of the largest gatherings of Commonwealth Parliamentarians will take place next week at the 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (65th CPC) hosted by the CPA Canada Region.

The flagship event will bring together over 500 Parliamentarians, parliamentary staff and decision makers from across the Commonwealth for this unique conference and networking opportunity. The CPC offers the prospect of the coming together of the CPA’s global membership to address the critical issues facing today’s Parliaments.

The 65th CPC will be attended by Speakers, Presiding Officers and Members of Parliament from across the membership of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA). The CPA is the only parliamentary association to bring together national, state, provincial and territorial Legislatures and the CPA’s membership includes 180 Parliaments and Legislatures across the Commonwealth.

Watch: CPA Secretary-General Stephen Twigg introduces the 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference

 

The 65th CPC conference will be hosted by the CPA President (2019-2022), Hon. Anthony Rota, MP, Speaker of the House of Commons of Canada from 20 to 26 August 2022 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The CPA Executive Committee will also attend the conference as well as the CPA Secretary-General, Stephen Twigg.

With the ever-increasing focus on greater scrutiny of Parliamentarians and the overall public trust deficit in Parliaments, the CPA’s annual conference offers the opportunity for Members to benefit from professional development, supportive learning and the sharing of best practice with colleagues from Commonwealth Parliaments together with the participation of leading international organisations.

The main conference theme for the 65th CPC is: ‘Inclusive, Accessible, Accountable and Strong Parliaments: the Cornerstone of Democracy and Essential for Development’. The conference will explore a wide range of workshop topics from responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, tackling climate change and achieving the sustainable development goals to accessibility and technology for Parliaments and building gender sensitive Legislatures.

During the 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, there will also be a number of additional conferences and meetings including:

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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Further information about the 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) can be found at the official conference website www.65cpc.ca and also at the 65th CPC Hub.

On social media follow the hashtag #65CPC

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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Related Resources

The Parliamentarian supplement: Canada Profile for the 65th CPC

Ahead of the 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) hosted by the CPA Canada Region in Halifax, Nova Scotia from 20 to 26 August 2022, the CPA have published a supplementary magazine to the latest issue of The Parliamentarian.

The 65th CPC Canada supplement features articles by Members of Parliament from across the CPA Canada Region that examine many different areas of the political and cultural life of the country.

Contributors include the Speakers of the Canadian House of Commons and the Nova Scotia, Québec, Alberta and British Columbia Legislatures as well as Members from New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba and Northwest Territories.

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