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MPs attend Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference

Jamahl Simmons, MP, Susan Jackson, MP, and Clerk to the Legislature Shernette Wolffe attend the parliamentary conference in Halifax (Photograph supplied)

Two Bermuda MPs and the island’s Clerk to the Legislature had a place at the table for the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference that wrapped up today in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The delegation, with government MP Jamahl Simmons, Opposition MP Susan Jackson and Shernette Wolffe, joined the 65th CPC Conference, which opened last Sunday.

The theme for this year’s gathering was Inclusive, Accessible, Accountable and Strong Parliaments: The Cornerstone of Democracy and Essential for Development.

Workshops included disaster preparation for small jurisdictions, improving accountability for small parliaments, building sustainable economies for small islands, and professional development for parliamentarians.

A spokeswoman said common ground for attendees were renewable energy, climate change, blue economy plans and cost-of-living issues.

Ms Jackson attended workshops by the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians, where topics ranged from women’s financial empowerment and gender-sensitive budgeting to stamping out abuse and harassment in Parliament.

Ms Wolffe took part in “Society of Clerks-at-the-Table” meetings, where topics included capital projects delivery and parliaments going digital.

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Published August 29, 2022 at 7:40 am (Updated August 29, 2022 at 7:40 am)

MPs attend Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference

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