Compliance Agreements



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 May 21, 2003, the Commissioner of Canada Elections entered into a compliance agreement with the contracting party, in the City of Stratford, 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 conducted on his Web site for a period of 30 days, 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 corrected the omission upon being notified 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 Web site 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:

Ottawa, June 25, 2003

Raymond A. Landry
Commissioner of Canada Elections

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