Parliamentary Associations aim to provide parliamentarians from each of the member countries an opportunity to exchange information, promote a better understanding of each-others issues, and form new partnerships to better tackle those issues.

Senator Galvez is very active in the inter-parliamentary community. During the 43rd Parliament, she renewed her membership for ten inter-parliamentary associations:

ParlAmericas

Status: Vice-Chair of Canadian Chapter
Description: ParlAmericas is an independent network composed of national legislatures of 35 states from North, Central, and South America. ParlAmericas' objectives are: To contribute to the development of inter-parliamentary dialogue in dealing with issues on the hemispheric agenda.
Website: http://parlamericas.org/en.aspx

CEUS

Status: Member
Description: The Association’s purpose is to find points of convergence in the respective national policies of Canada and the United States, initiate dialogue on points of divergence, encourage exchanges of information and promote better understanding between Canadian and American parliamentarians on shared issues of concern.
Website: https://www.parl.ca/diplomacy/en/associations/CEUS

CAJP

Status: Member
Description: The group promotes exchanges between Japanese and Canadian parliamentarians, proposes initiatives likely to lead to a better mutual understanding of bilateral and multilateral matters and works to develop cooperation between the two countries and the Asia-Pacific region.
Website: https://www.parl.ca/diplomacy/en/associations/CAJP

CAEU

Status: Member
Description: The aim of this Association is to provide a structured forum for the exchange of information and ideas between Canadian parliamentarians and parliamentarians from the European Parliament, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, similar European parliamentary organizations such as the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE PA), the Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region, and individual parliaments of all countries of Europe.
Website: https://www.parl.ca/diplomacy/en/associations/caeu

CAFR

Status: Member
Description: The role of the Association is to offer a framework for Canadian and French parliamentarians to discuss matters of mutual interest including political, parliamentary, economic, environmental, cultural and security issues. It strengthens personal ties among the parliamentarians of both countries and offers an exceptional window on France for francophone parliamentarians and francophile Canadians.
Website: https://www.parl.ca/diplomacy/en/associations/cafr

RUUK

Status: Member
Description: The Association aims to broaden the traditional bilateral ties between Canada and the United Kingdom through a more modern and dynamic relationship. Its objectives include developing a greater understanding of the differences in the operation of the parliaments of the two countries and of increasing cooperation between parliamentarians on matters of mutual concern in international bodies on domestic issues.
Website: https://www.parl.ca/diplomacy/en/associations/ruuk

CAIT

Status: Observer
Description: This group aims to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and to promote the expansion of relations between Canada and Italy
Website: https://www.parl.ca/diplomacy/en/groups/cait

Status: Member
Description: A network for Parliamentarians to promote and encourage gender equality locally, nationally and internationally in a non-partisan forum.
Website: Under construction.

PARLNET

Status: Member
Description: The Parliamentary Network’s mission is to provide a platform for parliamentarians around the globe to advocate for increased accountability and transparency in International Financial Institutions and multilateral development financing.
Website: http://www.parlnet.org/


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ParlAmericas: Sustainable Responses for a Post COVID-19 Economic Recovery

2020/06/15

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