Canada’s former chief electoral officers hope feds find new elections watchdog by December, say unanimous House consent important

Due to the nature of the role of the chief electoral officer in overseeing federal elections, ‘unanimity in my view has had a significant historical importance,’ says Jean-Pierre Kingsley.

Former chief electoral officers Marc Mayrand, left, and Jean-Pierre Kingsley are eager to see a successor named. With Elections Canada getting into 'advance pre-planning for the next general election,' Mr. Mayrand says having a permanent new chief electoral officer in place will be 'important.' The Hill Times file photographs

PUBLISHED :Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 12:00 AM

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