Statement – September 7, 2012

Canada Elections Act Charges Laid

OTTAWA, Friday, September 7, 2012

Pursuant to a decision by the Director of Public Prosecutions, five charges were sworn on August 21, 2012, by the Commissioner of Canada Elections under the Canada Elections Act, a federal statute.

The accused will appear before the Provincial Court of British Columbia on October 15, 2012.

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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