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 9, 2005, the Commissioner of Canada Elections entered into a compliance agreement with the contracting party, of the city of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, pursuant to section 517 of the Canada Elections Act.
At the advance poll held on June 18, 2004, in the electoral district of Ottawa South, Ontario, the contracting party requested a second ballot after registering earlier that day in the same electoral district with the mistaken belief that an elector who has two residences could vote twice, thereby contravening section 7 of the Canada Elections Act.
Prior to the conclusion of the agreement, the Commissioner of Canada Elections took into account that the contracting party made a monetary contribution to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.
In summary, the agreement required the contracting party to
- acknowledge the prohibition against requesting a second ballot
at the same federal election;
- admit to the truthfulness of the facts and admit responsibility
for the acts that constitute the offence; and
- undertake to observe the requirements of the Act and to henceforth respect them.
Ottawa, May 11, 2005
RAYMOND A. LANDRY
Commissioner of Canada Elections