Political Passages - Dr. John Robert Holmes

It is with great sadness that we learned of the recent passing, on December 29, 2011, of former MP Dr. John Robert Holmes, who represented the riding of Lambton--Kent, Ontario from 1972 to 1980.  His obituary was published in The Star Telegram and is available here

Political Passages - John Evans Knowles

It is with great sadness that we learned about the recent passing of John "Evans" Knowles, a former MP who was very active in his riding, on December 19, 2011.  The Brantford Expositor published this tribute to Evans

Political Passages - Jean Boucher

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing on December 18, 2011 of former MP Jean Boucher, who represented the riding of Châteauguay--Huntingdon--Laprairie, Quebec from 1953 to 1958 and from 1962 to 1963.  The funeral announcement is available here and messages of condolence can also be left for the family.  

Political Passages - Jean Casselman Wadds

It is with sadness that we learned about the recent passing of Jean Casselman Wadds, one of Canada's early female political pioneers and a 1982 recipient of the Order of Canada, who passed away on December 2, 2011.  The Brockville Recorder & Times published this tribute to Jean

CAFP Remembers Christchurch Earthquake Victims

Léo Duguay, President of the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians and Leader of the Australia-New Zealand Study Tour, laid a wreath at the Bridge of Remembrance in Christchurch, New Zealand on November 13, 2011 in memory of those who perished in the 2011 earthquakes there.  

Douglas Frith Dinner - Thank to you our sponsors!

The Seventh Annual Douglas C. Frith Fundraising Dinner was another success, thanks to our presenting sponsor, Rx&D; our patrons, BMO Financial Group, CN, and CropLife; and our many sponsors.  Amanda Lang's speech about Canada's innovation dilemma gave many in the room food for thought.  More information, including photos of the event, a video of guest speaker Amanda Lang's speech, the programme, and the list of our patrons and sponsors, is now available on the 2011 Dinner page.

Political Passages - Hon. Barney Danson

It is with sadness that we learned about the recent passing of  the Honourable Barney Danson, a World War II veteran, and former MP and Cabinet Minister, who passed away on October 17, 2011.  CBC News published this tribute to Barney

Amanda Lang to address Annual Dinner of Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians

The Educational Foundation of the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians (CAFP) will be holding its annual fundraising Douglas C. Frith dinner on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at the Fairmont Château Laurier.  This year's featured speaker will be renowned business journalist Amanda Lang.  The dinner is named after distinguished former parliamentarian and the past president of the Association, the late Doug Frith.

Political Passages - Hon. Reg Alcock

It is with sadness that we learned about the recent passing of the Hon. Reg Alcock, former MP and Cabinet Minister, who passed away on October 14, 2011.  His family, friends and colleagues have shared their memories, stories and reflections of Reg at  


CAFP Participates in International Election Monitoring Conference


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