Statements

Statement by the Hon. Maryam Monsef, Minister of Democratic Institutions on International Day of Democracy

Ottawa, ON, September 15, 2016 - “On the occasion of the 2016 International Day of Democracy, it is not only important to reflect on the state of our democracy here in Canada, but also democracy abroad. While we take stock of the values that we uphold and cherish as participants in our democracy, we must also turn our attention to the state of democracy around the world.

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.