Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Parliament Audio 4:25 PM ET

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Parliament Audio 4:25 PM ET

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Parliament Audio 4:25 PM ET

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P15 - (Chief-Electoral-Officer) OTTAWA. x-14s. The man who's been filling in as the country's chief electoral watchdog for the last 18 months has been nominated to take over the job permanently. Treasury Board President Scott Brison says Stephane Perrault's appointment as Canada's new chief electoral officer will make for a smooth transition. ("..the electoral system.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: The nomination will be referred to a Commons committee and then must be approved by a vote of the House of Commons. New Democrats are questioning the process that led to the choice of Perrault, saying they received a confidential notice from the Prime Minister's Office three weeks ago, announcing the nomination of someone else -- reportedly Saskatchewan's chief electoral watchdog, Michael Boda. But that name was never announced publicly and now Trudeau has nominated Perrault instead.

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P14 - (Chief-Electoral-Officer) OTTAWA. x-14s. The man who's been filling in as the country's chief electoral watchdog for the last 18 months has been nominated to take over the job permanently. Treasury Board President Scott Brison says Stephane Perrault has been selected as Canada's new chief electoral officer, responsible for ensuring federal elections are fair. ("..a smooth transition.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Perrault has been the acting chief since December 2016, when Marc Mayrand retired and his appointment is not likely to be questioned by the opposition parties. …

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