COMMISSIONER OF CANADA ELECTIONS
CANADA ELECTIONS ACT
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 December 3, 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 third party for the purposes of the general election held on November 27, 2000. The contracting party had failed to file an election advertising report, in the prescribed form, with the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada within four months after polling day for that election, contrary to subsection 359(1) of the Canada Elections Act, thus committing an offence under paragraph 496(1)(f) of the Act.
Prior to the conclusion of the agreement, the Commissioner of Canada Elections took into account that the contracting party has since filed a report on election advertising with the Chief Electoral Officer, thereby fulfilling his obligations under subsection 359(1) of the Act. Further, the contracting party recognized the importance of the principle of transparency of election financing. Finally, the Commissioner of Canada Elections considered the fact that the contracting party contributed to the works of a registered non-partisan charitable organization, The Fraser Institute, in the City of Vancouver.
In summary, the agreement required the contracting party to:
- admit the truth of the facts and his responsibility for not observing the
requirements of the Canada Elections Act; and
- undertake to comply with these provisions of the Act in the future.
Ottawa, December 3, 2002
Raymond A. Landry
Commissioner of Canada Elections