CAPPD Letter to PM Trudeau in advance of G7 Summit

May 10, 2016
The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON, K1A 0A6

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau,

I write to you as Chair of the Canadian Association of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (CAPPD), an all-party parliamentary association that works to advance issues related to sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender equality and human rights. As you prepare to attend the G7 Ise-Shima Summit, I take this opportunity to share with you the outcome from the Global Conference of [...]

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