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Commonwealth Parliamentary Association: PEI Branch
The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) is an association of parliamentarians from Commonwealth countries who, irrespective of gender, race, religion or culture, are united by community of interest, respect for the rule of law and individual rights and freedoms, and by pursuit of the positive ideals of democracy. All members of the Legislative Assembly are members of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.
The CPA’s purpose is to promote knowledge and understanding of the constitutional, legislative, economic, social and cultural systems within a parliamentary democratic framework. It undertakes this mission with particular reference to the countries of the Commonwealth of Nations and to countries having close historical and parliamentary associations with it.
The CPA provides the sole means of regular consultation among members of Commonwealth parliaments. It fosters cooperation and understanding among them and promotes the study of, and respect for, parliament.
Some of the activities that promote these objectives include:
Annual Commonwealth parliamentary conferences, regional conferences and other symposiums;
- interparliamentary visits;
- publications, notably The Parliamentarian, Canadian Parliamentary Review, and two newsletters on CPA activities and on parliamentary and political events;
- parliamentary information and reference centre communications.
PEI Branch President: Speaker of the Legislative Assembly
PEI Branch Secretary: Joseph Jeffrey, Clerk of the Legislative Assembly
Other parliamentary associations
Members of the Legislative Assembly of PEI have the opportunity to participate in several other parliamentary associations and conferences, including: