CHRISTINE MOORE ELECTED TO THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE COMMONWEALTH PARLIAMENTARY ASSOCIATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 2, 2016


CHRISTINE MOORE ELECTED TO THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE COMMONWEALTH PARLIAMENTARY ASSOCIATION

ROUYN-NORANDA — Last week New Democrat MP Christine Moore (Abitibi- Témiscamingue) was elected to the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA)’s Canadian Branch. She will sit as a Vice-Chair.

Christine Moore is delighted to be elected to this committee. “The CPA’s role is to promote knowledge and education in the social, economic and cultural systems, as well as the legislative and constitutional systems of parliamentary democracies in countries belonging to the Commonwealth or those that have historical and parliamentary associations with it,” said the Member for Abitibi-Témiscamingue.

Established in 1911, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) is an organization bringing together about 180 parliaments of the countries that form the Commonwealth. It took until 1989 to create the “Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians” section in recognition of the need to increase the representation of women in political institutions. Ms. Moore plans to continue pursuing this objective through her work with the association and to help advance women’s issues.

“Let’s not forget that just 100 years ago Manitoba became the first province in Canada to give women the right to vote. Women could finally vote in federal elections in 1918, while women in Quebec had to wait until 1940 to be able to vote in provincial elections. Some progress has been made, but there is still a lot of work to do,” said Christine Moore.

 

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For more information, please contact:

Alain Guimond, Constituency Assistant

(819) 629-8301 or christine.moore.c1a@parl.gc.ca