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Welcome from the Chair

Welcome to the webpage of the Delegation for Relations with Canada. It is my privilege and honour to chair this European Parliament delegation for the 2019-2024 term.

The EU and Canada share common values and goals and have the same world vision. Our Delegation is one of the oldest in the European Parliament, reflecting the importance of the partnership and close cooperation between the EU and Canada.

The relationship between the two sides has been considerably strengthened by the signing of the Strategic Partnership Agreement and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement. These historic agreements have brought the EU and Canada closer together, confirming their privileged, updated and strengthened partnership.

The Delegation for Relations with Canada pays close attention to developments in this direct and bilateral relationship. In addition to holding annual interparliamentary meetings with our Canadian counterparts in the Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association, we also organise regular meetings of the Delegation in the European Parliament.

I intend to continue the constructive work begun by our Delegation during the previous term, when we deepened and intensified the dialogue with the Parliament of Canada, as reflected in the Joint Declaration adopted at the 38th EU-Canada Intergovernmental Conference.

I would like to invite you to follow our activities on this webpage.

Stéphanie Yon-Courtin

Chair of the Delegation for Relations with Canada

Latest news

27-09-2019 11:32
the newly elected Bureau of the Delegation for Relations with Canada, Stéphanie Yon-Courtin, Javier Moreno Sánchez and Mircea-Gheorghe Hava the newly elected Bureau of the Delegation for Relations with Canada, Stéphanie Yon-Courtin, Javier Moreno Sánchez and Mircea-Gheorghe Hava
the newly elected Bureau of the Delegation for Relations with Canada © European Union (EP) 2019

  • At the constituent meeting of the Delegation for relations with Canada (D-CA), which was held on 26 September 2019, a Chair and two Vice-Chairs were elected. Ms Stéphanie YON-COURTIN (Chair, Renew, France) was elected Chair. Mr Javier MORENO SÁNCHEZ (S&D, SP) and Mr Mircea-Gheorghe HAVA (EPP, RO) were elected to first and second Vice-Chair respectively. The whole Bureau, which was elected by acclamation, showed enthusiasm and commitment to continue the good work of the delegation. The members welcomed the proposal of the chair to hold the first regular meeting on 23 October 2019 in Strasbourg.

  • The 40th Inter-Parliamentary meeting (IPM) took place in Strasbourg on 14 March 2019. The Members of the Canadian House of Commons and the European Parliament had deep and wide-ranging exchanges of views in two working sessions. In the first working session, Members debated recent political developments in the EU and Canada (such as EP and Canadian elections, including migration and environment/climate change and Brexit). During the second, they considered trade (CETA implementation and USMCA/trade relationship with the US). The Co-Presidents also signed a joint statement after the meeting.

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