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 November 6, 2007, the Commissioner of Canada Elections entered into a compliance agreement with Reginald Petersen (hereinafter referred to as the Contracting Party), of the City of Cambridge, Province of Ontario, pursuant to section 517 of the Canada Elections Act.
The Contracting Party has acknowledged acts that constitute an offence under subsection 405.2(4) of the Canada Elections Act, that he negotiated and signed the lease for the candidate's campaign office, which included in its "Schedule A" to the lease, at his direction and pursuant to discussions with the agent of the landlord, directly below a column showing the addition and total monthly payment of $3,875.76, a sentence that read: “The amount of $3,875.76 shall be payable in full and a political contribution equal to half the above amount shall be made back to the tenant or as directed”, an act that is prohibited by subsection 405.2(4) of the Act.
Prior to the conclusion of the agreement, the Commissioner of Canada Elections took into consideration that the Contracting Party acknowledged that this act was an error in judgement.
December 12, 2007
William H. Corbett
Commissioner of Canada Elections