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…

IPU Celebrates 130 Years: Canada’s Engagement

(Disponible en français : L’UIP célèbre ses 130 ans : participation du Canada) On 30 June 2020, the International Day of Parliamentarism, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) will have concluded a twelve-month celebration of its 130th anniversary. As the world’s oldest and largest inter-parliamentary assembly, the IPU and its 179 national member parliaments – including the Parliament of…

Parliamentary Diplomacy: Canadian Parliamentarians and the World

(Disponible en français : La diplomatie parlementaire : les parlementaires canadiens et le monde) In today’s complex world, the lines between domestic and international policy have blurred, and governments are not the only global actors. Increasingly, Canadian parliamentarians are speaking directly with their international counterparts. In Canada, diplomatic engagement has been a longstanding dimension of parliamentary…

Peace Tower close-up of clock face with detail, Parliament of Canada

Parliamentary Diplomacy, Canadian Parliamentarians and the World

Note: This publication was updated in November, 2019: Parliamentary Diplomacy: Canadian Parliamentarians and the World (Disponible en français : La diplomatie parlementaire et les parlementaires canadiens dans le monde) In today’s complex world, the lines between domestic and international policy are blurred and governments are no longer the only global actors. As a result, Canadian…