News Releases: Commissioner of Canada Elections

Commissioner of Canada Elections Enters into
Compliance Agreements with Groupe AXOR Inc.
and Axor Experts-Conseils Inc.

Gatineau, August 29, 2019

The Commissioner of Canada Elections has entered into two compliance agreements, with Groupe AXOR Inc. and Axor Experts-Conseils Inc., for illegal contributions made to federal political entities between June 19, 2004, and December 31, 2009. The full value of these contributions was reimbursed to the Receiver General of Canada by the registered parties. Both Groupe AXOR Inc. and Axor Experts-Conseils Inc. cooperated fully with the Commissioner during the investigation.

As part of the terms and conditions of the agreements, Groupe AXOR Inc. and Axor Experts-Conseils Inc., agreed to pay $248,712.80 and $199,163.15 respectively, to the Receiver General. These amounts correspond to triple the amount of the illegal contributions and also include reimbursement of a portion of the Commissioner’s investigative costs.

“This is the first time, since the Act was recently amended, that we have been able to include payment of a sum to the Receiver General as a condition of a compliance agreement,” stated Mr. Côté. “To have the ability to impose real consequences as part of these agreements will allow us much greater flexibility and will be extremely useful going forward. Canadians should expect to see us make full use of this new tool from this point on.”

The signing of this compliance agreement concludes the Commissioner’s investigation into Groupe AXOR Inc. and Axor Experts-Conseils Inc.

Quick Facts

The full text of the compliance agreement is available on the Commissioner of Canada Elections’ Web site at: www.cef-cce.ca.

Compliance agreements are voluntary and outline the terms and conditions that the Commissioner considers necessary to ensure compliance with the Canada Elections Act. These agreements may include a statement by the individual or organization (“contracting party”) admitting responsibility for the act or omission constituting the offence. The admission of responsibility does not constitute a criminal conviction by a court of law and does not create a criminal record for the contracting party. More information about compliance agreements can be found at sections 517 to 521 of the Canada Elections Act.

The Commissioner of Canada Elections is the independent officer responsible for ensuring compliance with, and enforcement of, the Canada Elections Act and the federal Referendum Act.

For information specific to this matter:

Commissioner of Canada Elections Media Relations
819-939-2278
or by email at communication@cef-cce.ca

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