Parliamentary Diplomacy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

14 July 2020, 9:30 a.m. (Disponible en français : La diplomatie parlementaire pendant la pandémie de COVID-19) The COVID-19 pandemic is posing challenges for dialogue and cooperation among the world’s legislators. Nevertheless, Canada’s federal parliamentarians are continuing with their parliamentary diplomacy. For example, the Honourable George Furey, Speaker of the Senate, and the Honourable Anthony…

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Disclosing and Reviewing Parliamentarians’ Expenses: International Perspectives

Alex Smith Economics, Resources and International Affairs Division (Aussi disponible en francais : Divulgation et examen des dépenses des parlementaires : perspective internationale) To help parliamentarians fulfill their responsibilities, they receive public funds, which allow them to hire staff, travel to and from their constituencies and pay various costs related to their duties. In Canada, the…