Nova Scotia set to host Canadian Caucus of Black Parliamentarians Conference in 2018

Nova Scotia is set to host the Canadian Caucus of Black Parliamentarians Conference in 2018. 

The announcement was made on Wednesday after a two-day meeting of the caucus in Ottawa, which was attended by African Nova Scotian Affairs Minister Tony Ince. 

A news release from the province says the annual conference will bring together representatives from provincial and federal levels of government, stakeholders, and other community leaders to discuss issues affecting African-Canadians. 

Ince says the goal will be a proactive response to national and international opportunities to advance the interests of African Canadians. 

The group first met in 2015 in Nova Scotia when African Canadians, elected from federal and provincial jurisdictions as well as several African Canadians from the Senate of Canada, gathered to spread awareness and to talk about issues affecting Black Canadians. 

They have met annually ever since. 

The 2018 meeting dates and locations along with specific agenda topics have yet to be announced.