From April 6th to 8th, 2013 a Canadian delegation led by Mr. Joe Preston, Member of The House of Commons – Elgin–Middlesex–London, Ontario, will visit Trinidad and Tobago. This visit is a testament to the commitment of the Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad to continued mutually beneficial exchanges and cooperation with other Parliaments. This visit also comes as Canada and Trinidad and Tobago commemorate 50 years of diplomatic relations between both countries.
The Canadian delegation consists of Mr. Joe Preston – delegation leader and member of the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC), Senator Ghislain Maltais (CPC), Senator Pierrette Ringuette, member of the Liberal Party of Canada (LIB), Mr. Daryl Kramp (CPC) – accompanied by his spouse Mrs. Carol Ann Kramp and Ms. Elizabeth Kingston – secretary to the delegation.
In addition to visiting several sites around Trinidad the delegation will have a private breakfast meeting with His Excellency Gérard Latulippe, High Commissioner of Canada. The group will also pay a courtesy call on Senator the Honourable Timothy Hamel-Smith, President of the Senate, and the Honourable Wade Mark, MP, Speaker of the House. The delegation will also meet with the Clerks of the House and the Senate before meeting with the Executive Committee of the Trinidad and Tobago Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.