Seniors' Parliament (2009)

This document provides an overview of the Seniors’ Parliament, established in the province of Quebec immediately after the Year of the Senior in 2000.

The goals of the Seniors’ Parliament include getting older people interested in how Quebec’s National Assembly works; enabling seniors to develop bills and take part in legislative debates like real members; and increasing awareness of issues of concern to seniors;

The Seniors' Parliament is made up of retired women and men from every region of Quebec who are appointed by the members of their regional Association québécoise de défense des droits des personnes retraitées et préretraitées (AQDR) chapters. The AQDR’s mission includes combating age discrimination.

Each of the 115 senior parliamentarians is appointed for a one-year term, with the option of participating for a second consecutive year. They are required to attend caucus meetings, draft bills, discuss matters in parliamentary committees, and report back to their AQDR chapters.

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