COMMISSIONER OF CANADA ELECTIONS
CANADA ELECTIONS ACT
Compliance Agreement under section 517 of the Canada Elections Act
This Notice is given by the Commissioner of Canada Elections, pursuant to section 521 of the Canada Elections Act, S.C. 2000, c. 9.
On March 25, 2002, the Commissioner of Canada Elections, pursuant to section 517 of the Canada Elections Act, entered into a compliance agreement with the contracting party, a candidate in the electoral district of Athabasca (Alberta) during the general election held on November 27, 2000.
In this agreement, the contracting party admits having failed to provide to his official agent his candidate's declaration on the return on financing and expenses within four months after polling day and so contravened paragraph 497(1)(v) of the Act.
The contracting party further recognizes that, as a consequence of the failure to file the required electoral campaign documentation under subsection 451(1) of the Act, within four months after the day set for polling day, the candidate's nomination deposit of $1,000 was forfeited.
The contracting party also recognizes that paragraph 65(i) of the Act provides that, as a consequence of the failure to provide the required electoral campaign documentation within the statutory time limit, a person who was a candidate in a previous election is not eligible to be a candidate.
In summary, the agreement required :
- to provide the Commissioner of Canada Elections with the candidate's declaration,
- the financial audit to indicate that it otherwise met the requirements of
- to admit the responsibility for the act or omission that constitutes the
- to appreciate the importance of the financial requirements of the Act.
Ottawa, April 30, 2002
Raymond A. Landry
Commissioner of Canada Elections