Senator, the Hon. Israel Bruce, NDP Candidate for South Central Windward departed the state on Sunday 6th October 2019 for Montreal, Canada to participate in the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Programme. The Programme comprised three online courses and one intensive on-campus session at McGill University, Montreal. The online courses addressed areas such as Introduction to Commonwealth Parliamentary Governance, Advance Parliamentary Governance and Parliamentary Communication. The on-campus element took place from 07 – 11 October 2019, and addressed the topic “Contemporary Issues in Parliamentary Governance”. Senator Bruce also presented a paper on the ‘Functionality of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Parliament’. Whilst there, Senator Bruce will seek to meet with constituents of South Central Windward in both Montreal and Toronto. The objective of these meetings are to integrate the SCW diaspora into the Constituency Development Plan. The President, Executive and other members of the NDP extends congratulations to Senator Bruce as he expands his political horizons.