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  • 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...

  • Government Announces Immediate Senate Reform

    Ottawa, Ontario, December 3, 2015 - In order to bring real change to the Senate, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Democratic Institutions, with the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, announced today the establishment of a new, non-partisan, merit-based process to advise on Senate appointments. Under the new process, an Independent Advisory...

  • Government of Canada to make an announcement

    Ottawa, ON (December 2, 2015) - The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Democratic Institutions, and the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, will make an announcement. A media availability will follow. Date: Thursday, December 3, 2015 Time: 9:30 a.m. (EST) Location: National Press Theatre 150 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario Journalists...