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  • 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...

  • 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...