Compliance Agreements

Commissioner Of Canada Elections

Canada Elections Act

Compliance agreement

This notice is published by the Commissioner of Canada Elections, pursuant to section 521 of the Canada Elections Act, S.C. 2000, c. 9.

On August 15, 2019, the Commissioner of Canada Elections entered into a compliance agreement with Mr. Orest Ihor Teply, pursuant to section 517 of the Canada Elections Act. The text of the compliance agreement is set out in full below.

August 29, 2019

Compliance Agreement

Pursuant to section 517 of the Canada Elections Act (the Act), the Commissioner of Canada Elections (the Commissioner) and Orest Ihor Teply (the Contracting Party) enter into this agreement aimed at ensuring compliance with the Act.

The provisions of the Act applicable at the relevant time were section 7 and paragraphs 111(c), 483(b), and 487(1)(a). Section 7 prohibited an elector from requesting a second ballot at an election after having already voted, and paragraph 483(b) made it an offence to contravene section 7. Paragraph 111(c) prohibits an elector from wilfully applying to be included in a list of electors for a polling division in which the person is not ordinarily resident, and paragraph 487(1)(a) makes it an offence to contravene paragraph 111(c).

Section 7 and paragraph 483(b) were re-enacted by S.C. 2018, c. 31 and now correspond respectively to section 281.5 and paragraph 491.2(1)(g).

Statements by the Contracting Party

For the purpose of this compliance agreement, the Contracting Party acknowledges the following:

Factors considered by the Commissioner

In entering into this compliance agreement, the Commissioner took into account the factors set out in paragraph 32 of the Compliance and Enforcement Policy of the Commissioner of Canada Elections, including the fact that:

Terms and conditions

The Contracting Party agrees, as a term and condition of the compliance agreement, to pay a sum of $1,000 to the Receiver General of Canada within 30 days from the date this Compliance Agreement is signed by the Commissioner of Canada Elections.

The Contracting Party consents to the publication of this agreement on the Commissioner’s website in accordance with section 521 of the Act.

The Commissioner agrees that the fulfillment by the Contracting Party of the terms and conditions outlined in this agreement will constitute compliance.

The Commissioner and the Contracting Party recognize that once this compliance agreement is entered into, the Commissioner will be prevented from laying charges against the Contracting Party for the same facts, unless there is non-compliance with the terms of the compliance agreement, as provided for in subsection 517(8) of the Act.

In accordance with section 508.1 of the Act, a Contracting Party who fails to comply with a provision of a compliance agreement commits a violation, and may be subject to an administrative monetary penalty.

Signed by the Contracting Party in the City of Toronto, in the Province of Ontario, this 24th day of July 2019.

Orest Ihor Teply

Signed by the Commissioner of Canada Elections, in the City of Gatineau, in the Province of Quebec, this 15th day of August 2019.

Yves Côté, QC
Commissioner of Canada Elections

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