News Releases: Commissioner of Canada Elections

Commissioner of Canada Elections Enters into
Compliance Agreement with UA Local 527

Gatineau, January 28, 2016

The Commissioner of Canada Elections has entered into a compliance agreement with the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada, Local 527 (UA Local 527).

UA Local 527 has acknowledged that on September 15, 2015, it made an ineligible non-monetary contribution to the Liberal Party of Canada (LPC). The LPC was unaware of the contribution and has remitted to the Receiver General the total value of the non-monetary contribution it received from UA Local 527. The full text of the compliance agreement can be found on the Commissioner of Canada Elections Web site at:

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 agreement 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.

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