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 9, 2018, the Commissioner of Canada Elections entered into a compliance agreement with Ms. Sarah Jordison, pursuant to section 517 of the Canada Elections Act. The text of the compliance agreement is set out in full below.

May 15, 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 Sarah Jordison (the Contracting Party) enter into this agreement aimed at ensuring compliance with the Act.

The relevant provisions of the Act are paragraph 368(1)(a) and subsection 477.47(1), as well as paragraphs 497(1)(e), 497(2)(e) and 497.4(2)(b), which make it an offence, respectively, to circumvent the prohibition against a person or entity other than a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada making a political contribution under the Act, and for anyone other than the official agent of a candidate accepting a contribution on behalf of the candidate's campaign.

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 the 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. In particular, the Commissioner took into account the following:

Agreement

The Contracting Party agrees to respect the relevant provisions of the Act in the future.

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

Pursuant to subsection 517(8) of the Act, the Commissioner and the Contracting Party recognize that once this compliance 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 the terms of the compliance agreement, and in any event, the Director of Public Prosecutions cannot institute such a prosecution unless non-compliance is established.


Signed by the Contracting Party, in the City of Toronto, in the Province of Ontario, this 9th day of May, 2018.

Sarah Jordison

Signed by the Commissioner of Canada Elections, in the City of Gatineau, in the Province of Quebec, this 9th day of May, 2018

Yves Côté, QC
Commissioner of Canada Elections


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