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 6, 2003, the Commissioner of Canada Elections entered into a compliance agreement with the contracting party in the City of Ilderton, Ontario, Canada, pursuant to section 517 of the Canada Elections Act.
In this agreement, the contracting party, a candidate for the by-election held on May 12, 2003, in the electoral district of Perth–Middlesex, recognizes having breached section 320 of the Canada Elections Act by having caused election advertising to be distributed without a notice of his official agent's authorization.
Prior to the conclusion of the agreement, the Commissioner of Canada Elections took into account that the contracting party immediately informed the Commissioner of the omission upon becoming aware of the error, and that he undertook to cause to be published a notice in the Middlesex Banner, the Stratford Beacon Herald, the Listowel Banner and the St. Mary's Journal-Argus, acknowledging the oversight and informing electors that the election advertising brochure had been authorized by the official agent. The notice has since appeared in these four local newspapers.
In summary, the agreement required the contracting party to:
- acknowledge the requirement to indicate in all election advertising the official agent's authorization;
- admit to the truthfulness of the facts and admit responsibility for the acts that constitute the offence;
- undertake to observe this requirement of the Act in the future.
Ottawa, July 18, 2003
Raymond A. Landry
Commissioner of Canada Elections