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Toronto (Canada), May 5 (EFE). – The Speaker of the House, Meritchell Butt, on Friday in Canada defended the value of political, as well as institutional agreements and agreements, in the face of the serious attacks that democracies have been subjected to at the moment.
Pate, who is in Canada on a three-day official visit, said in a speech in Ottawa that in recent years threats to democracies have spread “to hitherto stable democracies,” such as the United States and Brazil, where their parliamentary institutions were located. attacker.
He also told a large group of Canadian parliamentarians that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine shows the growing ban on authoritarian regimes, which is causing the feeling that “autocrats are gaining ground and democracies are giving it up”.
In the face of this situation, he added, the people’s representatives should “strengthen commitment to democratic institutions and practice democratic institutions” and not become “another destabilizing factor.”
For this reason, Pate advocated that “listening, giving in, and assenting are actions that should be rewarded, not punished.”
He also suggested greater international coordination and cooperation among democratic groups because, in his view, those who threaten democratic systems are “organised on a global scale”.
The socialist politician began her journey to Canada on Thursday with meetings with the Speakers of the Senate and House of Commons of the Canadian Parliament, George Furey and Anthony Rota, respectively.
Afterwards, Bate met with Spanish-speaking Canadian parliamentarians.
On Friday, the Speaker of Congress plans to, among other meetings, meet with Canada’s Minister of Housing, Diversity and Inclusion, Ahmed Hussain. EFE
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