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.
On May 2, 2002, the Commissioner of Canada Elections, pursuant to section 517 of the Canada Elections Act, entered into a compliance agreement with the contracting party, of the City of Laval, in Quebec, Canada.
In this agreement, the contracting party acknowledges having breached section 7 of the Canada Elections Act, by requesting a second ballot at the general election held on November 27, 2000, after registering on polling day in the electoral district of Laval West. The contracting party had already voted on polling day, in the electoral district of Laval East with the mistaken belief that his error would be corrected because election officers would determine the proper place where he was eligible to vote and only count that ballot.
Prior to the conclusion of the agreement, the Commissioner of Canada Elections has taken into account that the contracting party has contributed to the works of the Centre professionnel de traitement et de codépendance, located in the city of Laval, in the province of Quebec, as a recognition of the seriousness of the offence.
In summary, the agreement required the contracting party to:
- admit to the truthfulness of the facts and admitresponsibility for
the acts that constitute the offence;
- recognize that requesting a second ballot at the same federal election is
prohibited by the Act;
- appreciate the gravity of his actions in the electoral process;
- undertake to comply with the provisions of the Canada Elections Act and to cast a vote only once and in accordance with the provisions of the Act where he decides to exercise his right to vote at a future election.
Ottawa, May 2, 2002
Raymond A. Landry
Commissioner of Canada Elections