To all the volunteers and staff at the National Managers Community who take extra time on top of your busy jobs to make these kinds of events, networks and learning opportunities possible for your colleagues and for all of us, a huge thank you is owed to all of that team.
In 2017, Canada will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation and of the federal public service. This is an exciting time and a great opportunity to come together to celebrate our shared values, our achievements, our majestic environment and our place in the world.
So the idea of a society that operates under the rule of law with democratic institutions and protections for its minorities and has to be reasserted. And in that role, going back 149 years or 148 years ago, there has been an Attorney General function, and a Department of Justice within the Public Service of Canada, and I think it’s important that you celebrate that anniversary when it comes. You have made a contribution, both to the Public Service and to your country.
The Government of Canada is introducing legislation that proposes 7 changes to the Canadian electoral system. Bill C-33, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act, was introduced today in the House of Commons by the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Democratic Institutions.
The Government of Canada has introduced An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act in the House of Commons on November 24, 2016. The Bill includes seven measures that, if passed, would increase voter participation by breaking down barriers to voting while enhancing the efficiency and integrity of our elections.