When Should I Complain?
The Commissioner of Canada Elections encourages anyone who believes an offence has been committed under the Act to contact the office. Individuals who wish to submit a complaint are urged to do so as soon as possible following the alleged offence and should provide as much detail as possible to support their allegation, including any supporting documents.
To assist you in the complaint process, please select a category that best describes your issue.
Did You Know?
The Commissioner of Canada Elections is the independent officer responsible for ensuring compliance with, and enforcement of, the Canada Elections Act (the Act) and the Referendum Act.
The Act defines and regulates activities during the writ period and the Commissioner and his staff work to ensure that political entities, third-party organizations, stakeholder groups and other individuals engaged in the electoral process do so in compliance with the rules.*
*Note: The Commissioner of Canada Elections is responsible for ensuring compliance with and enforcement of, the Canada Elections Act. If you are seeking clarification or an interpretation with respect to a particular section of the Act, please contact Elections Canada.
- Information sharing agreement between the Chief Electoral Officer and the Commissioner of Canada Elections (Elections Canada)
- Enforcing the Canada Elections Act
- Principles in Respect of Investigations and the Prosecution of Offences under the Canada Elections Act
- Compliance and Enforcement Policy of the Commissioner of Canada Elections
- Biography of Mr. Yves Côté – Commissioner of Canada Elections