A parliamentary delegation composed by the President of the National Assembly of Burkina Faso, HE Alassane Bala Sakandé, two MPs and parliamentary staff visited Canada from April 23 to 27, 2017. This working visit was part of the Burkina Faso Democracy Support Project, funded by the Government of Canada and whose Parliamentary Center is the support agency. The purpose of the delegation’s visit was to promote the exchange of experiences and best practices among peers that could contribute to building the capacity of the National Assembly of Burkina Faso.
Key activities took place in Ottawa and Quebec City. In Ottawa, President Sakandé had a bilateral meeting with the Honorable Geoff Regan, Speaker of the House of Commons, and exchange and deepening sessions were also held on the PADEB project, its activities and its mechanisms of intervention. They also participated to the 50th anniversary of the Parliamentary Centre. In Quebec, the program was organized with the National Assembly of Quebec, an official partner of the project. It included a bilateral meeting between President Sakandé and Mr. Jacques Chagnon, President of the National Assembly of Quebec, as well as working sessions on the Quebec parliamentary system and the general operation of the Quebec National Assembly, the management of the information and knowledge capitalization, parliamentary research, communication, protocol, and performance management.