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Democratic Institutions

The Government of Canada is committed to improving, strengthening and protecting Canada’s democratic institutions. Here you can find information about the ongoing work to fulfill this commitment, information about Canada’s democratic institutions themselves, and learn more about Canadian democracy.

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Democracy in Canada

Canada’s democratic institutions, how they function and why.


Learn more about recent changes to the Canada Elections Act and how they impact our democratic institutions.

Protecting democracy

How we safeguard Canada’s federal elections against foreign interference.

Senate appointment resources

Read past announcements and learn more about the Senate appointments process.

Leaders' debates

Information regarding the future of leaders’ debates in federal elections.

Paris call for trust and security in cyberspace

Information about Canada’s role as a co-lead in the Paris Call.

Reports and publications

Democratic Institutions’ past activities, initiatives, and reporting.

Multi-Stakeholder insights: A compendium on countering election interference

A good practice guide to help build global expertise and understanding about effective ways to counter election interference.

Independent Special Rapporteur on Foreign Interference

Learn about the role of the Independent Special Rapporteur in helping to protect Canada’s democratic institutions.

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About Democratic Institutions


Honourable Dominic LeBlanc

Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities

Parliamentary Secretary

Jennifer O’Connell

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities



All news


Protecting democracy

Canada’s plan to defend Canadian democracy and further strengthen our electoral systems against cyber-enabled and other threats.

Leaders' debates

Leaders’ debates play an essential role in Canada’s federal elections and engage Canadians in the electoral campaign.

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