OTTAWA, June 8, 2018 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today welcomed the appointment of Stéphane Perrault as the new Chief Electoral Officer of Canada.
The appointment, which was approved today by the House of Commons, is effective immediately.
Elections Canada is an independent, non-partisan agency that reports directly to Parliament and is responsible for operating fair and efficient federal elections. As the head of Elections Canada, the Chief Electoral Officer is an independent Agent of Parliament appointed by resolution of the House of Commons to hold office for a term of 10 years.
Stéphane Perrault was chosen as the nominee for the position of Chief Electoral Officer through the Government's open, transparent, and merit-based appointment process.
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