Statement – February 25, 2011

Canada Elections Act Charges Laid

OTTAWA, Friday, February 25, 2011

Pursuant to a decision by the Director of Public Prosecutions, four charges have been laid by the Commissioner of Canada Elections under the Canada Elections Act, a federal statute.

The first court appearance is set for March 18, 2011, in Ontario Provincial Court in Ottawa.

The Commissioner of Canada Elections is responsible for ensuring that the Canada Elections Act and Referendum Act are complied with and enforced. The Chief Electoral Officer appoints the Commissioner under the Canada Elections Act.

For information specific to this matter:
Public Prosecution Service of Canada Media Relations
613-954-7803
or at www.ppsc-sppc.gc.ca

General information:
Elections Canada Media Relations
1-877-877-9515
or at www.elections.ca



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