Membership dues to Inter-Parliamentary Union voted down

Senate and House internal economy boards must now decide on withdrawal.

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IPU president Abdelwahad Radi, Canadian IPU executive members Conservative Senator Donald Oliver and Liberal Senator Dennis Dawson, and Parliamentary Press Gallery chief Terry Guillon at a press conference at the 127th IPU Assembly in Quebec City in October.
Kristen Shane
Published: Wednesday, 04/24/2013 4:07 pm EDT
Last Updated: Sunday, 04/28/2013 10:12 pm EDT

A parliamentary council has decided against giving the Canadian branch of the Inter-Parliamentary Union the money it needs to pay its membership dues, meaning that Canada might have to pull out of the international group of parliaments.

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