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 March 22, 2011, the Commissioner of Canada Elections entered into a Compliance Agreement with Mr. Antoine Kaluzny (hereinafter referred to as the Contracting Party), of the City of Montréal, Province of Quebec, pursuant to section 517 of the Canada Elections Act.
The facts relate to the 2008 federal general election and involve the making by the Contracting Party to his own electoral campaign of a contribution exceeding the maximum contribution that an independent candidate is authorized to make to his or her electoral campaign pursuant to paragraphs 405(1)(b) and 405(4)(b) of the Canada Elections Act. Also, the Contracting Party received his own contribution, contrary to subsection 438(2) of the Canada Elections Act.
During the 2008 federal general election, the maximum contribution that a candidate was permitted to make to his or her campaign was $2,100.00.
The Contracting Party paid his electoral campaign expenses with his own funds for a total amount of $22,981.65, exceeding the maximum contribution permitted by $20,881.65 ($22,981.65 - $2,100.00 = $20,881.65).
Pursuant to subsection 404.2(1) of the Canada Elections Act, any money that is used for a candidate's campaign out of his or her own funds is considered to be a contribution for the purposes of the Act.
The Contracting Party acknowledged and accepted responsibility for these acts, and undertook to comply with the relevant provisions of the Canada Elections Act in the future.
Prior to the conclusion of the agreement, the Commissioner of Canada Elections took into account the co-operation of the Contracting Party and his timely admission of the facts.
August 11, 2011
William H. Corbett
Commissioner of Canada Elections