Statements

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’s sixth Chief Electoral Officer.

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:

Ministers Condemn Disturbing Attacks Against Visible and Religious Minorities in Canada Following Terrorist Attacks on Paris

Ottawa, Canada, 18 November 2015 - Today, Minister of Democratic Institutions, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, and Minister of Small Business and Tourism, the Honourable Bardish Chagger issued the following statement condemning the reprehensible acts of hatred and racism that have occurred in Canada since last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris.

Archive - Statement by Democratic Reform Minister Pierre Poilievre Regarding the Government of Canada's Request for a Stay in the Frank Case

Ottawa, ON, June 23, 2014 - The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, P.C., M.P. for Nepean-Carleton, Minister of State (Democratic Reform), made the following statement today regarding the Ontario Court of Appeal's decision in the Frank et al. v. The Attorney General of Canada case:

“We are disappointed that the Court of Appeal has not agreed to a stay of the May 2, 2014, decision of the Ontario Superior Court pending its final judgment in our appeal.”

Archive - Statement by Democratic Reform Minister Pierre Poilievre Regarding the Government of Canada's Appeal of the Ontario Superior Court's Frank Decision

Ottawa, ON (June 2, 2014) - The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, P.C., M.P. for Nepean-Carleton, Minister of State (Democratic Reform), made the following statement today regarding the Government of Canada's decision to file an appeal to the Ontario Court of Appeal in the Frank et al. v. The Attorney General of Canada case:

“Non-residents should have a direct and meaningful connection to Canada and to their ridings in order to vote in federal elections.”

Archive - Statement by Pierre Poilievre on the Fair Elections Act

Ottawa, ON (April 25, 2014) – “As promised, we have been following the debate on the Fair Elections Act with openness to ideas that would strengthen this common sense bill. I would like to share our position on some of these ideas.

“First, our Government will not support amendments to allow voting without showing ID. Period.

Archive - Minister of State Uppal Urges All-Party Support for Rep-By-Pop Bill

Ottawa, ON (December 13, 2011) – Minister of State for Democratic Reform Tim Uppal today issued the following statement in advance of third-reading vote on the Fair Representation Act in the House of Commons. This legislation, which will go to the Senate if it passes today’s vote, will move every single Canadian towards representation by population.