Statement – June 8, 2011

Canada Elections Act Charges Laid

OTTAWA, Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Pursuant to a decision by the Director of Public Prosecutions, three charges were sworn on May 25, 2011, by the Commissioner of Canada Elections under the Canada Elections Act, a federal statute. A fourth charge under the Criminal Code was also sworn.

A court date of July 11, 2011, has been set for the Provincial Court of Manitoba in Winnipeg.

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.

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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