The Royal Commonwealth Society of Toronto
Commonwealth Speaker Series
As part of our ongoing Commonwealth Speaker Series, we are pleased to announce that His Excellency Hanesley Benn, Consul General of Barbados, will be our next guest speaker. Barbados has been an independent country since 30 November 1966. It functions as a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy modelled on the British Westminster system. The Barbadian monarch—Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II—is head of state and is represented locally by the Governor-General of Barbados—presently Sir Elliott Belgrave, GCMG, KA, CHB, QC. Both are advised on matters of the Barbadian state by the Prime Minister of Barbados, who is head of government. There are 30 representatives within the House of Assembly.
Members & Guests: $69.00 / Patrons: $95.00 (Patron includes recognition in the programme)
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Organizer of Commonwealth Speaker Series & AGM (2017)
The Royal Commonwealth Society (originally named the Colonial Society, later re-christened as the Royal Colonial Society, the Royal Colonial Institute and lastly as the Royal Empire Society) is an international educational charity. Its mission is to support and promote the modern Commonwealth, its culture and core values. The Society acts as a forum for the exchange of ideas and, through its broad-ranging public affairs programme, offers a forum for the debate, research and development of Commonwealth thinking on key international issues. Through its educational, youth and outreach programmes, the Royal Commonwealth Society seeks to encourage young people to develop their skills and, with an increased understanding of their role as global citizens, to engage with challenges facing the international community.