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34th Canadian Regional Conference, Nova Scotia

Every year legislators from Parliament and provincial and territorial legislatures meet to discuss matters of common interest. This year the 34th CPA Regional Conference will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia from July 24 to July 28, 1995.

One of the topics on the agenda is "The Future of the CPA and the Commonwealth". Among the speakers will be Arthur Donahoe, Secretary-General, CPA and the former Speaker of the Nova Scotia Legislative Assembly, and Bob Speller, MP, Chairman of the Federal Branch of CPA.

Other topics include: "Sexual Harassment", "Rules of Debate: Democracy or Dictatorship", "Health Care" and "Government of the '90s: Privatization and Public/Private Sector Partnerships.

The host of the conference will be Paul MacEwan, Speaker of the Nova Scotia Legislative Assembly.

19th Canadian Regional Seminar

Legislators also meet in the autumn for a seminar held under the auspices of the Canadian Region of CPA.

This year the seminar will take place in Toronto. Neither the agenda or exact time has been established, but it is usually held in late October or early November.

New Speaker in Manitoba

The Canadian Region of CPA welcomes a new Speaker. Louise Dacquay was appointed Speaker of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly on May 23, 1995. She had been the Deputy Speaker prior to the election and replaces Denis Rocan who had been Speaker since 1988.

A certified Business Education Teacher, Mrs.Dacquay was first elected to the Legislative Assembly in 1990 but her political career started in municipal politics with the City of Winnipeg from 1986 to 1989.

As MLA for Seine River she was a Member of the Government Consultation Team on Alcohol, Drug and Substance Abuse, the Legislative Management Committee, the Standing Committee on Rural Development and Legislative Review Committee. She also chaired the following committees: Municipal Affairs, Supply, Committee of the Whole and of Ways and Means.

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