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 May 3, 2018, the Commissioner of Canada Elections entered into a compliance agreement with Mr. Thomas D. (Daniel) Ryder, pursuant to section 517 of the Canada Elections Act. The text of the compliance agreement is set out in full below.

May 4, 2018

Yves Côté, QC
Commissioner of Canada Elections


Compliance Agreement

Pursuant to section 517 of the Canada Elections Act (the Act), the Commissioner of Canada Elections (the Commissioner) and Mr. Thomas D. (Daniel) Ryder (the Contracting Party) enter into this agreement aimed at ensuring compliance with the Act.

The relevant provisions of the Act are paragraphs 497(1)(a) and (2)(a), which make it an offence to contravene subsection 363(1) of the Act by making a contribution to a candidate while ineligible to do so.

Statements by the Contracting Party

For the purpose of this compliance agreement, the Contracting Party acknowledges the following:

Factors considered by the Commissioner

In entering into this compliance agreement, the Commissioner took into account factors set out in paragraph 32 of the Compliance and Enforcement Policy of the Commissioner of Canada Elections, which is available on the Commissioner's website, including the following:

Undertakings and agreement

The Contracting Party agrees to exercise due caution in order to ensure compliance with the relevant provisions of the Act in the future. In particular, the Contracting Party agrees, if occupying the role of Official Agent for a candidate who withdraws, to caution against the use of signs featuring the party logo of the withdrawing candidate at the campaign event of another political party.

The Contracting Party consents to the publication of this agreement in the Canada Gazette and on the Commissioner's website.

The Commissioner agrees that the fulfillment by the Contracting Party of the undertakings in this agreement will constitute compliance with the agreement.

Under subsection 517(5), the compliance agreement and the statements it contains are not admissible in evidence against the Contracting Party in any civil or criminal proceedings.

Pursuant to subsection 517(8) of the Act, the Commissioner and the Contracting Party recognize that once this agreement is entered into, the Commissioner will be prevented from referring this matter for prosecution to the Director of Public Prosecutions unless there is non-compliance with an undertaking of the compliance agreement, and in any event, the Director of Public Prosecutions cannot institute such a prosecution unless non-compliance with the agreement's undertakings has been established.


Signed by the Contracting Party, in the City of Kelowna, in the Province of British Columbia, this 2nd day of May, 2018.

Thomas D. (Dan) Ryder

Signed by the Commissioner of Canada Elections, in the City of Gatineau, in the Province of Quebec, this 3rd day of May, 2018.

Yves Côté, QC
Commissioner of Canada Elections


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