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 March 11, 2020, the Commissioner of Canada Elections entered into a compliance agreement with Mr. Sonny Moroz, pursuant to section 517 of the Canada Elections Act. The text of the compliance agreement is set out in full below.

March 12, 2020

Compliance Agreement

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

The relevant provision of the Act is paragraph 495(2)(b), which makes it an offence to contravene subsection 325(1) of the Canada Elections Act by preventing or impairing the transmission to the public of an advertising message without the consent of a person with the authority to authorize its transmission.

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, including that:

Terms and conditions

The Contracting Party undertakes, as a term and condition of the compliance agreement, to pay a sum of $750 to the Receiver General within 30 days from the date he has been informed that this compliance agreement has been signed by the Commissioner.

The Contracting Party agrees to comply with the relevant provisions of the Act in the future.

The Contracting Party consents to the publication of this agreement on the Commissioner's website in accordance with section 521 of the Act.

The Commissioner agrees that the fulfillment by the Contracting Party of the term and condition outlined in this agreement will constitute compliance.

Pursuant to subsection 517(8) of the Act, the Commissioner and the Contracting Party recognize that once this compliance agreement is entered into, the Commissioner will be prevented from laying charges against the Contracting Party for the same facts, unless there is non-compliance with the terms of the compliance agreement, as provided for in subsection 517(8) of the Act.

In accordance with section 508.1 of the Act, a Contracting Party who fails to comply with a provision of a compliance agreement commits a violation, and may be subject to an administrative monetary penalty.

Signed by the Contracting Party in the City of Montreal, in the Province of Quebec, this 5th day of March 2020.

Sonny Moroz

Signed by the Commissioner of Canada Elections, in the City of Gatineau, in the Province of Quebec, this 11th day of March 2020.

Yves Côté, QC
Commissioner of Canada Elections

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