The Honourable Tobias C. Enverga Jr., Senator from Ontario, joined parliamentarians from Canada to attend the 20th Bilateral Meeting of the Canada-Japan Inter-Parliamentary Group, January 23-29, 2017. The meetings were held in the cities of Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka.
“It is always an honour to be selected among my colleagues in the Senate and the House of Commons to represent Canada at these kinds of bilateral meetings,” Senator Enverga said in a brief statement. “These are important forums for legislators to work towards bringing the two countries closer together,” the Senator ended.
The Canada-Japan Inter-Parliamentary Group (CJIG) is a bilateral organization representing the two countries’ legislative branches, and it promotes exchanges between Japanese and Canadian parliamentarians, proposes initiatives likely to lead to a better mutual understanding of bilateral and multilateral matters, and works to develop cooperation between the two countries. On the agenda were a range of issues including trade, security cooperation and climate-change.
Annual bilateral meetings between Canadian federal parliamentarians and their counterparts from the Diet of Japan is one of the key components of the CJIG activities.