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Minister Monsef Announces Launch of Federal Electoral Reform Dialogue Guide, Tools and Resources

Ottawa, Ontario, July 6, 2016 - The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Democratic Institutions, today announced the launch of a comprehensive set of resources to help Canadians engage in the national dialogue on electoral reform.

A detailed dialogue guide, as well as educational and logistical resources, are now available on Canada.ca/Democracy. This website will also serve as a place where all Canadians can go to stay informed on electoral reform and upcoming engagement activities in their communities.

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.

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.

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