Compliance Agreements



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 March 9, 2007, the Commissioner of Canada Elections entered into a compliance agreement with Contracting Party, of the City of Winnipeg, Province of Manitoba, pursuant to section 517 of the Canada Elections Act.

The Contracting Party has acknowledged acts that constitute an offence under section 5 of the Canada Elections Act, which prohibits a person from voting or attempting to vote at an election knowing that he or she is not qualified as an elector. The elector acknowledged that she, being a British citizen, voted in the federal general election of 2004 and the federal general election of 2006, having received information that a person had to be a Canadian citizen and 18 years of age or older to vote, but believing that being a British citizen qualified her to vote in Canada as it did when she arrived in Canada in 1965, and having made no further inquiry. She is now aware that British citizens could not vote in federal elections in Canada after 1975, and that this information is and was publicly available.

Prior to the conclusion of the agreement, the Commissioner of Canada Elections took into account that:

April 19, 2007

William H. Corbett
Commissioner of Canada Elections

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