For many years, a tradition of Parliament has been to publicly acknowledge the death of a former Parliamentarian with a few words from all Parties.
In order to make recognition more appropriate and more solemn, the Party House Leaders invited the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians to organize a Memorial Service to recognize all Parliamentarians who have died in the period leading up to their Annual General Meeting. The Government of Canada has agreed to display the flag on the Peace Tower at half-mast on the morning of the Memorial Service.
This year's 2016 Memorial Service took place on May 30, 2016.
Past Memorial Services: