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The Churchill Society for the Advancement of ParliamentaryDemocracy is a non-partisan, charitable organization that honours the life of Sir Winston Churchill by facilitating education, discussion and debate about Canada’s parliamentary democracy.

Our Cause

Formed in Toronto in 1982, the Churchill Society for the Advancement of Parliamentary Democracy is named after former British prime minister Sir Winston Churchill, one of the greatest Parliamentarians of all time. We attract Canadians from all walks of life.

Patrons, Directors & Officers

Board of Directors


David Brady

David Butters

Amber Crawford

Linda Corman

Tracy Dalglish

Gordon Kaiser

Peter H. Russell, OC

Cameron MacKay

Corinne Murray 


Robert O’Brien

John L. Parker

John Plumpton

David Pyper

Matthew Stanton

Isa Topbas

Joel Watson

Malliha Wilson

Directors (1982)




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N. Macleod Rogers
D. McCormack Smyth
F. Bartlett Watt
The Honourable Celia Sandys
The Honourable Nicholas Soames, MP
John Parker – Chair
Cameron Mackay – Vice Chair
Robert O’Brien – Vice Chair
John Plumpton – Vice Chair
David Pyper – Vice Chair, Treasurer
Amber Crawford – Board Secretary
Chairs since inception


Founding President F. Bartlett Watt
1984 D. McCormack Smyth
1985 Frederick C. Stinson
1986 Robert Fleming
1987 Norman Macleod Rogers
1988 Ernest Little

1989 P. Michael Wilson

1990-1991 Nancy Kee
1992 Robert Fleming
1993 P. Michael Wilson
1994-1995 Peter K. Large
1996-1997 William MacKenzie

1998 George Kee

1999 Stephen Gooderham

2000 George Kee
2001-2003 Peter Russell, OC
2004-2006 Daniel Tisch
2007-2009 Robert O’Brien
2010-2012 Dr. Alex Barron
2013-2015 Joel Watson

2015-2016 Susan Kushneryk

2016-Present John Parker

Contact Us

Churchill Society for the Advancement
of Parliamentary Democracy


PO Box 3023 RPO Danforth

755 Danforth Avenue

Toronto ON  M4J 0A1

+1 416 410 3377

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