Compliance Agreements


COMMISSIONER OF CANADA ELECTIONS

CANADA ELECTIONS ACT

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 October 15, 2002, the Commissioner of Canada Elections, pursuant to section 517 of the Canada Elections Act, entered into a compliance agreement with the contracting party, duly authorized representative of the third party for the purposes of the general election held on November 27, 2000. The third party had failed to file an election advertising report, in the prescribed form, with the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada within four months after polling day for that election, contrary to subsection 359(1) of the Canada Elections Act, thus contravening paragraph 496(1)(f) of the Act.

Prior to the conclusion of the agreement, the Commissioner of Canada Elections took into account that the third party filed a report on election advertising with the Chief Electoral Officer on May 27, 2002, thereby fulfilling its obligations under subsection 359(1) of the Act. Further, the Commissioner of Canada Elections considered that the third party recognized the importance of the right of the public to know who is incurring election advertising expenses to attempt to influence the outcome of the vote and of the principle of transparency of election financing. The Commissioner of Canada Elections also considered the fact that the third party contributed to the works of a registered non-partisan charitable organization, the National Anti-Poverty Organization located in the City of Ottawa, Ontario.

In summary, the agreement required the third party, as represented by its duly authorized representative, to:

Ottawa, October 15, 2002

 

 

 

RAYMOND A. LANDRY

Commissioner of Canada Elections



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