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 June 23, 2015, the Commissioner of Canada Elections entered into a compliance agreement with Dee-Max Innu Tautshuap Ltd., pursuant to section 517 of the Canada Elections Act. The text of the compliance agreement is set out in full below.

June 23, 2015

Yves Côté, QC

Commissioner of Canada Elections


Statements of the Contracting Party

I, Paul Snelgrove, of the Town Happy Valley-Goose Bay, in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, am Manager of Dee-Max Innu Tautshuap Ltd., for which I have a 100% management contract, and I have the authority to enter into this Compliance Agreement on behalf of Dee-Max Innu Tautshuap Ltd.  Dee-Max Innu Tautshuap Ltd. is hereinafter referred to as the “Contracting Party”.

The Contracting Party acknowledges that pursuant to subsection 404(1) and paragraphs 497(1)(i) and 497(3)(f.1)  of the Canada Elections Act (the Act), it is an offence under the Act for a person or entity that is not an individual to make a contribution, whether monetary or non-monetary, to a candidate's campaign.

The Contracting Party acknowledges that on April 7, 2011, Dee-Max Innu Tautshuap Ltd., at my direction, did provide a contribution by way of a corporate cheque dated April 7, 2011, in the amount of $1,000.00, to the campaign of Peter Penashue, a candidate in the 2011 general federal election.

The Contracting Party acknowledges that this contribution to a candidate's electoral campaign by an entity that is not an individual could constitute an offence under paragraph 497(1)(i) or 497(3)(f.1) of the Act.


Although it was not aware of the relevant legal provisions at the time it made its contribution, the Contracting Party acknowledges and accepts full responsibility for its acts.

The Contracting Party acknowledges that the Commissioner has advised it of its right to be represented by counsel and that it has had the opportunity to obtain counsel.

The Contracting Party understands that this acknowledgement of non-compliance does not constitute a guilty plea in the criminal sense and that no record of conviction is created as a result of admitting responsibility for the activity that constitutes an offence.

The Contracting Party consents to the publication of this Compliance Agreement in the Canada Gazette and on the Commissioner's website, since in accordance with section 521 of the Act, the compliance agreement must be published.

The Contracting Party undertakes to comply with the restrictions on corporate contributions set out in the Act by taking the necessary measures to ensure that any current or future officer or employee of Dee-Max Innu Tautshuap Ltd. is aware that the corporation cannot make a federal political contribution, and cannot conceal the source of such a contribution by providing money, property, or services to an individual for that purpose.

The Contracting Party further undertakes to provide confirmation to the Commissioner that the above-mentioned measures have been established.

The Commissioner accepts the statements, admissions, and undertakings of the Contracting Party, and in deciding to enter into this Compliance Agreement, took into consideration the full cooperation of the Contracting Party in his investigation of this matter.

Signed by the Contracting Party, in

the City of HVGB,
this 2 day of June 2015.

By: Paul Snelgrove,
authorised signatory and Manager of
Max-Dee Innu Tautshaup Ltd.

Signature of Witness

Name and Address of Witness

Signed by the Commissioner of Canada

Elections, in the City of Gatineau, this 23rd day of June 2015.

Yves Côté, QC
Commissioner of Canada Elections

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