Since 1965, the Canada-France Inter-parliamentary Association has served as an important forum for the exchange of information and ideas between Canadian and French parliamentarians. A central objective of the Association is to present initiatives to the governments and parliaments of the two countries which aim to foster a better understanding of domestic and bilateral issues, as well to promote bilateral Canada-France cooperation in political, economic, social, cultural and parliamentary spheres.
Canada and France share similar views and values, and have a common approach to international relations: our commitment to multilateralism, international security, democracy, human rights and good governance. Our two countries have been cooperating closely on many issues of common interest such as peacekeeping and peace support (in Afghanistan, Haïti, Africa), international development assistance and cultural diversity. We also maintain a rich and fruitful exchange on our respective experiences in addressing social, human health, immigration and security issues.
The Inter-parliamentary Association is present on both sides of the Atlantic ocean, comprised of members from the Friendship Groups of both the French National Assembly and the Canadian and French Senates. This type of inter-parliamentary organization with international scope is unique within the French Parliament.
France-Canada Interparliamentary Association (in French only)