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New Executive Director of the CAFP: Francis Leblanc

The Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians (CAFP) and its Educational Foundation are pleased to announce the appointment of Francis LeBlanc as Executive Director.

Hon. Jack Murta: CAFP's 2016 Distinguished Service Award Recipient

The Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians (CAFP) has announced that the Hon. Jack Murta is this year’s winner of its Distinguished Service Award. The award was presented in Ottawa on Monday, May 30th, by the Speakers of the Senate and House of Commons, both of whom are honorary members of CAFP.

To read more, please see Press Release.

Photos by Christian Diotte, House of Commons Photography.

Hon. David MacDonald: CAFP`s 2015 Distinguished Service Award Recipient

The Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians (CAFP) has announced that the Hon. David MacDonald is this year’s winner of its Distinguished Service Award. The award is to be presented in Ottawa on Monday, June 1st, by the Speakers of the Senate and House of Commons, both of whom are honorary members of CAFP.

To read more, please see Press Release.
 

CAFP Mours the Passing of the Senate Speaker

The Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians (CAFP) President, the Hon. Andy Mitchell, extended condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the Speaker of the Senate, the Late Pierre Claude Nolin who passed away on April 23rd.

Please see attached document for more information.

 

Service to Canada to be Highlighted at Former Parliamentarians’ Event

 

''We had to postpone the dinner, which was originally set for last October 22, 2014 due to the sad events of that day, but we were determined to re-group. The re-scheduled event is going to be a special evening affirming Canadian values," Mr. Mitchell concluded.

Please see the Press Release here.

Rescheduled Foundation Dinner

You will know the sad events of October 22 here in Ottawa required us to postpone our 10th annual fundraising dinner. I'm very pleased to report that we have been successful in rescheduling the event to Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at the Château Laurier. I look forward to seeing you there.

Press Release: Former Parliamentarians Association Condemns Ottawa Attack- Postpones Dinner Event


 

The Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians (CAFP) announced that out of respect for the fallen member of the Canadian Armed Forces and in view of the Ottawa police call for people to avoid the downtown area, they have, with great regret, postponed the 10th annual Educational Foundation dinner event that was scheduled to take place at the Château Laurier hotel on October 22, 2014.

 

Read more in the attached document.

HON. ANDY MITCHELL NEW CAFP PRESIDENT

OTTAWA, July 9, 2014

The Hon. Andy Mitchell, P.C., assumed the presidency of the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians (CAFP) at the Association`s annual general meeting in Ottawa last month.

Honouring Michael Wilson and Michael Kirby- The Hill Times


The Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians (CAFP) recognized a former finance minister and a former Senator with awards in the past few weeks.

See The Hill Times for more details.

2014 Distinguished Service Award - Hon. Michael Kirby

Former Senator, the Hon. Michael Kirby, O.C., has been named as last year’s recipient of the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians (CAFP) Distinguished Service Award, and was presented the award in Ottawa on Monday, June 9 by the Speakers of the Senate and House of Commons.

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