Evidence of meeting #32 for Procedure and House Affairs in the 42nd Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament’s site, as are the minutes.) The winning word was recommendations.

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Marc Mayrand  Chief Electoral Officer, Elections Canada

12:40 p.m.


Hear, hear!

October 4th, 2016 / 12:40 p.m.

Chief Electoral Officer, Elections Canada

Marc Mayrand

Thank you very much, Mr. Chair.

It has been a true honour for me to serve you all for these many years. Some of you may have found that it was too long, but it was a pleasure, and it gave me a unique perspective on the type of work that is done here. I've always tried to bring to this committee the information that you needed as members to do the daunting task of reviewing legislation or reviewing reports, such as the one we discussed today.

I saw my role as making sure that you had all the information you needed to do your work. I also stayed away from providing any views or opinions that would indicate any tilt toward any political views.

I truly enjoyed my time with this committee. I always took the work seriously, and it was a pleasure and an eye-opener to see how parliamentarians.... I think Canadians should see more often how parliamentarians, despite what we see in the media, manage to work together to do what they think is best for the citizens in this country. It's not an easy task, and I don't necessarily envy you.

I'll be glad to go back to my civilian life and find again my right to vote, which I abandoned 10 years ago. When I vote in 2019, you know that I will be looking to see how modernized we've become.

Thank you very much. Merci beaucoup.

12:40 p.m.


Hear, hear!

12:40 p.m.


The Chair Liberal Larry Bagnell

I'll leave a couple of minutes for people to talk to the witnesses informally, and then we will clear the room, please. We'll go in camera for 10 minutes of committee business. Thank you.

[Proceedings continue in camera]