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  • 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...

  • 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...