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 18, 2016, the Commissioner of Canada Elections entered into a compliance agreement with Mr. Kenneth Ross Creelman, pursuant to section 517 of the Canada Elections Act. The text of the compliance agreement is set out in full below.

March 24, 2016

Yves Côté, QC

Commissioner of Canada Elections

Compliance Agreement

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

The provisions of the Act applicable at the relevant time were paragraphs 405(1)(a.1) and 497(3)(f.13). These provisions were re-enacted by S.C. 2014, c. 12, and now correspond, respectively, to paragraphs 367(1)(b) and 497(2)(d) of the Act.

Statements of 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 fact that the Contracting Party co-operated fully and in good faith with the Commissioner's investigation. Furthermore, the total amount of excessive contributions has been returned to the contributor or paid to the Receiver General by the candidates and registered associations that received them, in accordance with the Act's requirements.

Undertaking and agreement

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

The Contracting Party consents to the publication of this agreement in the Canada Gazette and on the Commissioner's Web site in accordance with section 521 of the Act.

The Commissioner agrees that the fulfillment by the Contracting Party of the undertakings in this agreement will constitute compliance with the agreement.

Pursuant to subsection 517(8) of the Act, the Commissioner and the Contracting Party recognize that once this agreement is entered into, the Commissioner will be prevented from referring this matter for prosecution to the Director of Public Prosecutions unless there is non-compliance with the terms of the Compliance Agreement, and in any event, the Director of Public Prosecutions cannot institute such a prosecution unless non-compliance is established.

Signed by the Contracting Party in the City of Fredericton, this 15th day of March, 2016.

Kenneth Ross Creelman

Signed by the Commissioner of Canada Elections, in the City of Gatineau, this 18th day of March, 2016.

Yves Côté, QC
Commissioner of Canada Elections

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