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 22, 2004, the Commissioner of Canada Elections, pursuant to section 517 of the Canada Elections Act, entered into a compliance agreement with the contracting party of the town of Colliers at Conception Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
In this agreement, the contracting party admits to voting on behalf of her husband. She did so in the mistaken belief that she was responsible to take the steps to ensure that another person’s vote was exercised.
Prior to conclusion of the agreement, the Commissioner of Canada Elections took into account that the contracting party contributed to the works of a non-partisan organization in recognition of the seriousness of the offence.
In summary, the compliance agreement required the contracting party to
- acknowledge having voted for another person in the federal election in
the belief that all eligible voters must vote;
- acknowledge the requirements of the Canada Elections Act that prohibits
a person applying for and completing a Registration and Special Ballot not
in her name;
- recognize the seriousness of her actions in the electoral process;
- admit to the truthfulness of the facts and admit responsibility for the
action that constitute the offence; and
- undertake to comply with the provisions of the Canada Elections Act in the future.
Ottawa, January 10, 2005
RAYMOND A. LANDRY
Commissioner of Canada Elections