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Meeting Summary – Inaugural Meeting December 1617, 2013

About the Elections Canada Advisory Board

The mandate of the Elections Canada Advisory Board is to study and provide advice on matters related to Canada's electoral system, including the conduct of elections, electoral participation both by voters and political participants, regulatory compliance and electoral reform.

The Advisory Board held its inaugural meeting in Ottawa on December 16 and 17, 2013. Presentations introduced members of the board to Elections Canada's operations as well as key issues it faces. Topics included the potential erosion of Canadians' trust in the electoral system and a decrease in electoral participation; Elections Canada's relationships with Parliament, government and political parties; the regulatory framework; the delivery of an election; and an introduction to the campaign compliance strategy for the 42nd general election. Members were given an opportunity for discussion on each topic.