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ABOUT THE CPA CANADA REGION

The Canadian Region of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association comprises of the 14 provinces, territories and the federal Parliament of Canada. 

The Region is governed by a Regional Council which is made up of representatives from each of the legislatures of Canada. The Regional Council meets once a year. More information on the Regional Council and its members can be found here. 

The CPA Canada Region undertakes a number of programmes and activities. The Region also publishes The Canadian Parliamentary Review. The publication was founded in 1978 to inform Canadian legislators about activities of the federal, provincial and territorial branches of the Canadian Region of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and to promote the study of and interest in Canadian parliamentary institutions. 

Parliamentarians and Clerks across the region convene for an annual regional conference which is hosted in various Branches across Canada. 

Learn more about the Canada Region and the CPA

The Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) regional chapter for Canada is highly active. Created in 2005, the CWP Canada Region is composed of women Parliamentarians of the provincial and territorial Canadian Legislatures and the federal Parliament. Its aims and objectives are to:

  • provide opportunities for strategic discussion and development for future and current Parliamentarians;
  • increase female representation in our Parliaments;
  • foster closer relationships among Canadian women Parliamentarians
  • foster relations with other countries having close parliamentary ties with Canada; and
  • discuss, strategise and act on gender-related issues in Canada and internationally.

The Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) pursues these objectives by means of regional conferences, outreach programmes and participation in many campaign schools across the country. Fine out more about CWP Canada here.


The current CPA Canada Regional Chairperson is Hon. Ted Arnott, MPP, Speaker of the Provincial Legislature of Ontario - email: speakerarnott@ola.org 


The CPA Canadian Regional Secretariat is based in the House of Commons of the Parliament of Canada.

The current CPA Canada Regional Secretary is:

Mr Jeremy LeBlanc

Clerk Assistant and Director General

International and Interparliamentary Affairs Directorate

House of Commons / Chambre des communes,
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6

Tel/Tél. : +1 613 992 2093

Email: cpa@parl.gc.ca or CCOM@parl.gc.ca 

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