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Friendship Groups

Other groups, often referred to as "friendship groups", do not receive administrative or financial support from the Parliament of Canada. These groups are not required to register their activities or membership with the Council, but they are encouraged to advise the International and Interparliamentary Affairs Directorate (at FGGA@parl.gc.ca )in order to assist those who might wish to contact them.

Group Name Chair(s) (or other contact)
All Party Parliamentary Group to End Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Hon. Daniel Christmas, Senator
Arnold Viersen, M.P.
Canada-Afghanistan Parliamentary Friendship Group Hon. Salma Ataullahjan, Senator
Francesco Sorbara, M.P.
Canada Arab World Parliamentary Association Hon. Dennis Dawson, Senator
Canada-Argentina Parliamentary Friendship Group Pablo Rodriguez, M.P.
Canada-Armenia Parliamentary Friendship Group Bryan May, M.P.
Canada-Artsakh Friendship Group Rachael Harder, M.P.
Canada-Azerbaijan Friendship Group Philip Lawrence, M.P.
Canada-Bangladesh Parliamentary Friendship Group Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, M.P.
Canada-Belgium Parliamentary Friendship Group Stéphane Lauzon, M.P.
Canada-Brazil Friendship Group Julie Dzerowicz, M.P.
Canada-Bulgaria Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group Hon. Yonah Martin, Senator
Canada-Costa Rica Parliamentary Friendship Group Mark Gerretsen, M.P.
Canada-Croatia Friendship Group Bob Bratina, M.P.
Canada-Cuba Interparliamentary Group Hon. Pierrette Ringuette, Senator
Canada-Egypt Parliamentary Friendship Group Ziad Aboultaif, M.P.
Canada-Greece Friendship Group Emmanuella Lambropoulos, M.P.
Canada-Hong Kong Parliamentary Friendship Group Kenny Chiu, M.P.
Canada-India Parliamentary Association Raj Saini, M.P.
Canada-Indonesia Parliamentary Friendship Group Hon. Victor Oh, Senator
Hon. Alice Wong, P.C., M.P.
Canada-Iraq Friendship Group Hon. Salma Ataullahjan, Senator
Canada-Korea Interparliamentary Friendship Group Hon. Yonah Martin, Senator
Canada-Kosovo Parliamentary Friendship Group Anita Vandenbeld, M.P.
Canada-Lebanon Friendship Group Fayçal El-Khoury, M.P.
Canada-Malaysia Friendship Group Hon. Victor Oh, Senator
Shaun Chen, M.P.
Canada-Mauritius Parliamentary Friendship Group Gagan Sikand, M.P.
Canada-Mexico Friendship Group William Amos, M.P.
Julie Dzerowicz, M.P.
Canada-Moldova Parliamentary Friendship Group Alexandra Mendès, M.P.
Canada-Mongolia Interparliamentary Group Yasmin Ratansi, M.P.
Canada-Morocco Parliamentary Group Hon. Salma Ataullahjan, Senator
Canada-Myanmar Parliamentary Friendship Group Bruce Stanton, M.P.
Canada-Netherlands Friendship Group Brad Vis, M.P.
Canada-Nordic-Baltic Parliamentary Friendship Group Jamie Schmale, M.P.
Canada-Pakistan Friendship Group Rob Oliphant, M.P.
Salma Zahid, M.P.
Canada-Palestine Parliamentary Friendship Group Salma Zahid, M.P.
Canada-Peru Parliamentary Friendship Group Randy Hoback, M.P
Canada-Philippines Interparliamentary Group Kevin Lamoureux, M.P
Canada-Poland Interparliamentary Friendship Group Peter Fonseca, M.P.
Canada-Portugal Parliamentary Friendship Group Julie Dzerowicz, M.P.
Alexandra Mendès, M.P.
Canada-Republic of North Macedonia Parliamentary Friendship Group Bryan May, M.P.
Canada-Scotland Friendship Group Hon. Kirsty Duncan, M.P.
Canada-Singapore Parliamentary Friendship Group Hon. Victor Oh, Senator
Randeep Sarai, M.P.
Canada-Slovenia Friendship Group Hon. Marty Deacon, Senator
Marie-France Lalonde, M.P.
Canada-Sri Lanka Friendship Group Yasmin Ratansi, M.P.
Canada-Taiwan Friendship Group Hon. Judy Sgro, P.C., M.P.
Canada-Thailand Parliamentary Association Blaine Calkins, M.P.
Canada-Turkey Friendship Group Hon. Mobina Jaffer, Senator
Julie Dzerowicz, M.P.
Canada-Ukraine Friendship Group Yvan Baker, M.P.
Canada-United Arab Emirates Friendship Group Hon. Percy Downe, Senator
Canada-Uyghur Parliamentary Friendship Group Garnett Genuis, M.P.
Sameer Zuberi, M.P.
Canada-Uzbekistan Friendship Group Ziad Aboultaif, M.P.
Canada-Venezuela Parliamentary Friendship Group Hon. Mohamed-Iqbal Ravalia, Senator, C.M.
Randy Hoback, M.P.
Canada-Vietnam Parliamentary Association Hon. Thanh Hai Ngo, Senator
Canadian Parliamentarians for Democracy in Belarus Yvan Baker, M.P.
James Bezan M.P.
Parliamentary Friends of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Hon. Judy Sgro, P.C., M.P.
Parliamentary Friends of the Kurds Tom Kmiec, M.P.
Parliamentary Friends of Tibet Arif Virani, M.P.
The Global Health Caucus on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Hon. Mobina Jaffer, Senator
Brenda Shanahan, MP
Dean Allison, MP
Don Davies, MP