Ndp senator attends commonwealth parliamentary association programme
Opposition Senator, Israel Bruce, the New Democratic Party (NDP) candidate for South Central Windward, departed the state on Sunday, October 6, 2019 for Montreal, Canada, to participate in the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Programme.
The programme comprised three online courses and one intensive on-campus session at McGill University, Montreal. The online courses addressed areas such as Introduction to Commonwealth Parliamentary Governance, Advance Parliamentary Governance and Parliamentary Communication. The on-campus element took place from October 7 to 11, 2019, and addressed the topic “Contemporary Issues in Parliamentary Governance”. Senator Bruce also presented a paper on the ‘Functionality of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Parliament’.
Whilst there, Bruce will seek to meet with constituents of South Central Windward (SCW) in both Montreal and Toronto. The objective of these meetings are to integrate the SCW diaspora into the Constituency Development Plan.