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 March 30, 2005, the Commissioner of Canada Elections entered into a compliance agreement with the contracting party, of the city of Vancouver, in the province of British Columbia, Canada, pursuant to section 517 of the Canada Elections Act.
In this agreement, the contracting party recognizes that it was a “third party,” as defined in the Canada Elections Act, for the purposes of the federal election held on November 27, 2000, but by failing to file a Third Party Election Advertising Report on or before March 27, 2001, contrary to section 359, it thereby contravened paragraph 496(2)(c) of the Canada Elections Act.
Prior to the conclusion of the agreement, the Commissioner of Canada Elections took into account that the contracting party
- pleaded guilty for failing to register as a third party as required by subsection
353(1) of the Canada Elections Act and, as a consequence, contravened
paragraph 496(2)(b) of that Act, for which it was fined
the sum of $2,000; and
- agreed to enter into a compliance agreement and provide a sworn statement attesting to the completeness and correctness of the election and advertising expenses reported in its financial return.
In summary, the agreement required the contracting party to
- admit to the truthfulness of the facts and admit responsibility
for the acts that constitute the offence;
- acknowledge the legal requirement to comply with sections 359 and 360 in
the event that it incurs election advertising expenses of $500 or more during
a future election period, and in so doing to organize its books and records
such that it will be able to file an election advertising report in the manner
as prescribed by the Chief Electoral Officer; and
- undertake to observe the requirements of the Act and to henceforth respect them.
April 6, 2005
RAYMOND A. LANDRY
Commissioner of Canada Elections