House of Assembly
June 21, 2018

House of Assembly Completes First Meeting of the Québec-Newfoundland and Labrador Parliamentary Association

The Honourable Perry Trimper, Speaker of the House of Assembly for Newfoundland and Labrador, is pleased to announce the completion of the first bilateral meeting of the Québec-Newfoundland and Labrador Parliamentary Association, which took place June 12-14, 2018 in Québec City. Speaker Trimper was joined by Mr. Mark Browne, the MHA for Placentia West Bellevue; Mr. John Finn, the MHA for Stephenville-Port au Port; Mr. Jim Lester, the MHA for Mount Pearl North; and Mr. Graham Letto, the MHA for Labrador West.

The Québec-Newfoundland and Labrador Parliamentary Association was formed in 2018 in recognition of issues of mutual interest, as well as the importance of consultation, discussion, meetings and interparliamentary cooperation as ways to enhance parliamentary work. It is comprised of representatives of both provincial legislatures to establish an interparliamentary forum for enhanced dialogue between the two provinces, and to strengthen the bonds of friendship between Newfoundland and Labrador and Québec.

Working sessions last week included parliamentary updates; a comparison of policies to address harassment in legislatures; and an overview of northern development strategies and opportunities being pursued in each jurisdiction. The delegation also attended a portion of Routine Proceedings at the National Assembly where they were introduced by Speaker Jacques Chagnon.

The association will hold its next meeting in Newfoundland and Labrador in 2019.

“I would like to thank Speaker Chagnon for the warm hospitality and productive discussions. It is clear this bilateral relationship will contribute to an improved understanding between legislators in our adjacent provinces.”
Honourable Perry Trimper
Speaker of the House of Assembly

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