Kenora MP Bob Nault has officially stepped down from his role as chair of Canada’s Foreign Affairs Committee. He had been serving since 2015.

“I felt that now was the right time to have someone to take on the responsibilities as chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee. Most importantly, this decision will allow me to dedicate even more of my time advocating for Northerners.”

Most recently, Nault has been involved in talks surrounding the North American Free Trade Agreement with the United States and Mexico governments. Trade talks are ongoing with the U.S., as mid-term elections are looming.

This decision comes following Nault being named the President of ParlAmericas, after serving for over two years in the institution as vice-president. ParlAmericas is an intra-parliamentary association composed of 35 national legislatures in North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.

“The scope and reach of ParlAmericas’ work is both wide and far-reaching, and I look forward to being able to dedicate additional time in my new role as president of ParlAmericas.”

ParlAmericas’ mission statement states that they are committed to improving and enhancing national and hemispheric democratic processes, by providing a leadership forum that channels a continuous conversation of key issues of concern throughout the Americas. 

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