Statement – September 27, 2012

Canada Elections Act Charge Laid

OTTAWA, September 27, 2012

Pursuant to a decision by the Director of Public Prosecutions, a charge was sworn on September 25, 2012, by the Commissioner of Canada Elections under the Canada Elections Act, a federal statute.

The accused will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton, Ontario on October 23, 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.

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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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