Monday, November 1, 2010

1966 Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference

The 12th General Conference of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association was held in Ottawa from September 8 to October 5, 1966.

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association previously known as the Empire Parliamentary Association, is an organisation, of British origin, which works to support good governance, democracy, and human rights. It was founded as the Empire Parliamentary Association in 1911, with its first branches being Australia, Canada, Newfoundland, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. In 1948 the association changed its name to the current Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, and allowed all branches part in administration of the organisation.

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference stamp, designed by Paul [Aleksander] Pedersen of Brigdens of Winnipeg Limited, featured a view of the historic Parliamentary Library in Ottawa, and was issued on September 8, 1966.


First Day Covers

Canada Post Office Announcement Cover

Announcement cover mailed to Brussels, Belgium

House of Commons


Overseas Mailers

Shering Corporation



Barrie to Wasaga Beach, September 18, 1966
5c forward letter rate
Wasaga Beach backstamp October 3, 1966

Smithers to Prince George, September 14, 1966
5c forward letter rate + 25c special delivery fee


Edmonton Sub. 30 to Berlin, october 1, 1966
15c air mail + 35c registration fee