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  • Government of Canada proposes All-Party Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reform

    Ottawa, ON, May 11, 2016 - The Government of Canada will keep its commitment to give Canadians a stronger and more representative voice in future elections. Canada is better when its government works for everyone – including women, young people, Indigenous Peoples, and new Canadians. The Minister of Democratic Institutions, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, and the Leader of the Government in the...

  • Report of the Independent Advisory Board for Senate Appointments

    Ottawa, ON, April 5, 2016 - The Minister of Democratic Institutions, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, today issued the following statement on the occasion of the first report by the Independent Advisory Board for Senate Appointments on the transitional phase of the new Senate appointments process:“I wish to extend my heartfelt gratitude to all of the members of the Advisory Board for their excellent...

  • Minister of Democratic Institutions Announces Establishment of the Independent Advisory Board for Senate Appointments

    Ottawa, Ontario, January 19, 2016 - The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Democratic Institutions, today announced the establishment of the Independent Advisory Board for Senate Appointments (Advisory Board). The Advisory Board will be an independent and non-partisan body whose mandate is to provide the Prime Minister with merit-based recommendations on Senate nominations. The Board will...