Parliamentary Centre celebrates 50 years with 300-person gala
By Shruti ShekarApr. 25, 2018
The Ottawa-based NGO has helped 120 legislatures in 45 countries.
Maureen Boyd, left, with Conservative Senator and former diplomat Raynell Andreychuk, Jean-Paul Ruszkowski, CEO of the Parliamentary Centre, Liberal MP Anita Vandenbeld, and House Speaker Geoff Regan. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
The Parliamentary Centre started out to support the Canadian Parliament. Fifty years later, it’s expanded to help 120 legislatures in 45 countries better serve the people they represent.
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