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, as amended.
On June 27, 2006, the Commissioner of Canada Elections entered into a compliance agreement with the contracting party, of the city of Montreal, Quebec, pursuant to section 517 of the Canada Elections Act.
In this agreement, the contracting party admits to acts that constitute an offence under section 7 of the Canada Elections Act, as she registered and requested a second special ballot on January 12, 2006, in the electoral district of Jeanne–Le Ber, after having already voted by special ballot in the same electoral district on December 5, 2005, with the mistaken belief that in the case of the first vote, it was in a by-election.
Prior to the conclusion of the agreement, the Commissioner of Canada Elections took into account that the contracting party contributed to the support of a non-partisan charitable organization, that she admitted responsibility for the acts that constitute the offence and that she undertook to comply with the provisions of the Act in the future.
In summary, the compliance agreement required the contracting party to:
- admit to the truthfulness of the facts and her responsibility for the acts that constitute the offence;
- recognize the importance of complying with the provisions of the Canada Elections Act; and
- undertake to vote only once in future elections.
July 10, 2006
Commissioner of Canada Elections