Annual General Meeting

Event Details


Sunday, June 4, 2023


Monday, June 5, 2023

Event Venue

111 Wellington St, Ottawa, ON K1A, Canada

Dear Colleagues:

As you are aware, the Annual General Meeting and Memorial Service are coming up very soon on June 4 and 5. This year, we will be adding a very special event, a Tribute Dinner to celebrate the many contributions of former CAFP President Léo Duguay.

I am very grateful for the efforts of Co-Chairs, Hon. Andy Mitchell and the
Rt. Hon. Joe Clark, who organized the dinner and the Tribute.

For many, many years, Léo has served as our breadwinner, organizing fundraising dinners for a host of former luminaries from all parties. He has been our champion on the Hill, the leader of many Study Tours around the world, and an optimistic and enthusiastic volunteer for the Association. Thanks to his fundraising efforts, we have been able to continue operating and to offer many opportunities to you, our members.

I hope you will be able to attend our AGM, Memorial Service and Tribute to Léo Duguay. Details on how to register are found below. Additionally, we are inviting those who wish to do so, to also contribute to the Léo Duguay Endowment Fund, which will be used to support former parliamentarians and Canadian Parliamentary democracy initiatives. The details may be found here. Those contributing $1,000 or more will receive two complementary tickets to attend the Tribute dinner.


How to Register for the AGM

Please register on our website by Monday, May 29, 2023.

  • The AGM registration fee is $150 per person and includes all the receptions, lunch and dinner.
  • The same $150 registration fee applies for all spouses and guests.


Hotel Accommodation

If you require hotel accommodation, favourable rates are offered at two hotels close by. Click here for hotel options and book soon as space is limited.

Program Overview

Below is an overview of our program.


Sunday, June 4, 2023:
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Welcome Back to the Hill Reception

Room 310, Wellington Building,180 Wellington St.

Monday, June 5, 2023:
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Memorial Service in Senate Chamber, 2 Rideau St. (opposite Chateau Laurier Hotel)

(Dress: Business attire)

10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Coffee Reception in Senators’ Lounge
11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Buffet luncheon

Room 100, Sir John A. Macdonald Building,
144 Wellington St.

12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Guest Speaker Steve Paikin, Room 100,
Sir John A. Macdonald Building, 144 Wellington St.
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. AGM’s for CAFP and the Educational Foundation,
Room 100, Sir John A. Macdonald Building,
144 Wellington St.
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Reception, Room 100, Sir John A. Macdonald Building,
144 Wellington St.
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Annual Dinner and Tribute to Léo Duguay

Room 100, Sir John A. Macdonald Building,

144 Wellington St.

(Dress: Business attire)

Memorial Service

On Monday, June 5th, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., the Memorial Service will recognize the contributions of 27 former parliamentarians who have passed away in the last year. A list of those who will be honoured can be found here 24th Annual Memorial Service This is always a very solemn and beautiful service to which family members of the deceased are invited. If you are unable to attend the Memorial Service in person, you may watch it live by clicking on the following link A link, an electronic copy of the Hansard and photos of the ceremony will be posted on the CAFP website at , when they become available.

Guest Speaker, Steve Paikin

We have a very special guest speaking at luncheon. Steve Paikin, former CBC host and now host of The Agenda on TVO, will talk to us about his latest book “John Turner, An Intimate Biography of Canada’s 17th Prime Minister”.


Annual General Meeting

Unfortunately, because of scare personnel, we are unable to host our AGM on Zoom this year.  Here is a link to our proposed business meeting agendas.


Note on Interpretation

At this time, the interpretation services on the Hill are limited, and we cannot currently guarantee interpretation for the AGM. If this happens, we will make every effort, using our talented former parliamentarians to assist with this task.


Nominations – Board of Directors

If you would like to be considered to serve on the CAFP Board or the Educational Foundation Board, please send an email to [email protected].


Parking on the Hill

For the Sunday, June 4, Welcome back to the Hill Reception, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., there is unlimited parking space available behind the Confederation building. You do not need to have permission to park on the Hill on Sunday.


For the Monday, June 5, events, because the House of Commons will be in session, parking is very limited and can only be offered to guests with reduced mobility. Please send us an email to  [email protected], confirming the following details:

  • Name of the driver and guests in the vehicle
  • Phone number and email address of the driver
  • Make and model of the vehicle
  • Colour of the vehicle
  • Year of the vehicle
  • License plaque number

Rest assured that Parking Services will do their best to accommodate your request. Please note that you can find public parking at the National Arts Centre, World Exchange Plaza or the Rideau Centre.


MP / Senate / Spouse Pin

Don’t forget to wear your Pin when visiting buildings on the Parliamentary precinct.  This is very much appreciated by Parliamentary Protective Services.

This is my final year as your president, and I hope to be able to thank as many of you as possible in person for the support you have given me over the past five years. It has been an honour and my pleasure to serve you.


Dorothy Dobbie, C.M.