News Releases: Commissioner of Canada Elections
Guilty Plea in Response to Canada Elections Act Charge
Ottawa, June 7, 2013
- 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.
- On June 5, 2013, the charge was dealt with by the Ontario Provincial Court in Brampton, Ontario.
- A plea of guilty was entered by the accused, Mr. Paul Gallardo, the official agent of Wajid Khan, a candidate for the electoral district of Mississauga-Streetsville in the 40th federal general election held on October 14, 2008.
- The court imposed the following sentence: The accused is to pay a $400 fine and has been ordered, within 180 days, to submit to the Chief Electoral Officer all the outstanding information and documentation required by Elections Canada and listed in Appendix "A" to the order, if they exist and are in his possession.
- 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
or at www.ppsc-sppc.gc.ca
Elections Canada Media Relations
or at www.elections.ca