Caroline J. Simard Appointed Commissioner of Canada Elections - State and Federal Communications

June 13, 2022  •  

Caroline J. Simard Appointed Commissioner of Canada Elections

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On August 15, Caroline J. Simard will begin her tenure as the new Commissioner of Canada Elections.

The Commissioner of Canada Elections is responsible for ensuring compliance with, and enforcement of, the Canada Elections Act. The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Mr. Stéphane Perrault announced the appointment of Simard on June 13. While the commissioner operates independently from Elections Canada in conducting investigations and other enforcement activities, the CEO appoints the commissioner after consultation with the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Caroline J. Simard has been Vice-Chairperson, Broadcasting, at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission since 2017.

Ms. Simard is replacing Yves Côté, who is finishing his 10-year term as Commissioner of Canada Elections.

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