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  • Minister of Democratic Institutions Announces Launch of the Permanent Phase of the Independent Senate Appointments Process

    Ottawa, Ontario, July 7, 2016 - The Government of Canada remains committed to reforming the Senate, restoring public trust, and bringing an end to partisanship in the appointments process. Today, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Democratic Institutions, launched the permanent phase of the independent Senate appointments process – which features an application process that is open to all...

  • Minister Monsef Announces Launch of Federal Electoral Reform Dialogue Guide, Tools and Resources

    Ottawa, Ontario, July 6, 2016 - The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Democratic Institutions, today announced the launch of a comprehensive set of resources to help Canadians engage in the national dialogue on electoral reform. A detailed dialogue guide, as well as educational and logistical resources, are now available on Canada.ca/Democracy. This website will also serve as a place where...

  • Statement by the Minister for Democratic Institutions

    Ottawa, ON, June 6, 2016 - The Minister for Democratic Institutions, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, issued the following statement today on the decision by Mr. Marc Mayrand to step down as Chief Electoral Officer on December 28, 2016. “After nearly 10 years of loyal and dedicated service to Canada’s electorate and to Parliament, Mr. Mayrand has decided to end his tenure as Canada...