Former parliamentarians honoured at 2013 Memorial Service on Parliament Hill

Former parliamentarians honoured at
Annual Memorial Service on Parliament Hill

OTTAWA, June 10, 2013 — A memorial service celebrating the lives of 24 former parliamentarians took place today in the Senate Chamber. Six former senators and 18 former members of the House of Commons, all of whom passed away since May 2012, were remembered by family, friends and former colleagues during a service organized by the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians.

Hon. Rev. Walter McLean to receive Distinguished Service Award

Call for Nominations to the CAFP and Educational Foundation Boards of Directors for 2012 2013

According to the Association’s By-laws, Article XVI, (B) Nominations Committee, all members in good standing are entitled to submit nominations for the Boards of Directors of the Association and the Educational Foundation.  The full text of the CAFP By-laws is available here.  The By-laws of the Educational Foundation are available here.

2012 Teachers Institute on Canadian Parliamentary Democracy

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2012 Distinguished Service Award Call for Nominations

The 2012 Distinguished Service Award will be presented during a ceremony on Parliament Hill on Monday, June 4, 2012.  The award honours members of the Senate and of the House of Commons who may not have been household names but who were respected by colleagues in all parties for their exemplary service and contributions. 

Former parliamentarians are now invited to nominate candidates for the award.  Additional details are available to members in the Member News.  (Please note that members must be logged in to view this section.)

Political Passages - The Hon. Fred Dickson

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of the Hon. Fred Dickson, Senator, on February 9, 2012.  iPolitics published this tribute to Senator Dickson

Political Passages - Don Blenkarn

It is with great sadness that we learned of the recent passing of our colleague, former MP Don Blenkarn.  This tribute was published online to Don.  

Political Passages - Scott Fennell

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of our colleague Scott Fennell, a former Progressive Conservative MP and Chief Government Whip, on January 27, 2012.  His obituary is available here.

Political Passages - Jean Pigott

It is with great sadness that we learned of the recent passing, on January 10, 2012, of former MP Jean Pigott.  The Ottawa Citizen published this touching tribute to Jean, and her lifelong commitment to public service.


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