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 February 6, 2020, the Commissioner of Canada Elections entered into a compliance agreement with Mr. Naghibollah Noori, pursuant to section 517 of the Canada Elections Act. The text of the compliance agreement is set out in full below.

February 28, 2020

Compliance Agreement

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

The relevant provisions of the Act applicable on October 19, 2015, were section 3, paragraphs 5(a) and 483(a) of the Act.

Section 3 provides that only a Canadian citizen who is 18 years of age or older on polling day is eligible to vote, while paragraph 5(a) of the Act prohibited anyone from voting knowing that they were not qualified to cast a ballot. Paragraph 483(a) of the Act made it an offence to contravene paragraph 5(a).

Paragraphs 5(a) and 483(a) were re-enacted by S.C. 2018, c. 31 and now correspond, respectively, to paragraphs 281.3(a) and 491.2(1)(c) of the Act.

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, which is available on the Commissioner’s website, including that:

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