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 September 8, 2003, the Commissioner of Canada Elections entered into a compliance agreement with the contracting party in the City of Toronto, 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 transmitting election advertising by radio and on his Web site 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 broadcast four times on CJCS radio a notice acknowledging the oversight and informing electors that the election advertising had been authorized by the official agent. The notice has since been broadcast.

In summary, the agreement required the contracting party to:

Ottawa, September 10, 2003

Raymond A. Landry
Commissioner of Canada Elections

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