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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.

Services and information

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.

Strengthening Canada's electoral system

Canada's plan to protect our electoral system against cyber and other threats.

Protecting Canada's democratic institutions

Learn about how disinformation and foreign interference can erode democracy and what you can do to combat it.

Leaders' debates

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

Senate appointment resources

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

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.

About Democratic Institutions


Honourable Dominic LeBlanc

Minister of Public Safety, Democratic Institutions and Intergovernmental Affairs

Parliamentary Secretary

Jennifer O’Connell

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety, Democratic Institutions and Intergovernmental Affairs (Cybersecurity)



All news


Download a toolkit

Identify and combat disinformation and foreign interference using these tools and resources.

Leaders' debates

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

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