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  • Process to fill upcoming Senate vacancies in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Ontario Begins

    Ottawa, December 20, 2016 – The Government of Canada is following through on its commitment to improve the appointments process and to restore public trust in a reformed Senate. Today, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Democratic Institutions announced that the Independent Advisory Board for Senate Appointments is now accepting applications for anticipated Senate vacancies: one...

  • Empowering Canadians to Have Their Say About Our Democracy

    Ottawa, December 5, 2016 – The Government of Canada wants to hear from as many Canadians as possible in a national conversation about electoral reform. Today, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Democratic Institutions, unveiled MyDemocracy.ca an interactive and engaging digital platform that will help Canadians explore the values and principles they share when it comes to strengthening...

  • Strengthening Democracy by Making Voting Easier

    Ottawa, November 24, 2016 – The Government of Canada is introducing legislation that proposes 7 changes to the Canadian electoral system. Bill C-33, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act, was introduced today in the House of Commons by the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Democratic Institutions. If passed, the bill will increase voter participation by breaking down barriers to voting...