News Releases: Commissioner of Canada Elections
Commissioner of Canada Elections Enters into
Compliance Agreements with Seven Companies
Gatineau, July 20, 2015
The Commissioner of Canada Elections has entered into seven compliance agreements with companies that made illegal contributions during the 2011 federal general election. The agreements stem from a broader investigation, now concluded, in which three charges were laid against an individual.
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. It is important to note that 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.
For information specific to this matter:
Commissioner of Canada Elections Media Relations
or at www.cce-cef.ca