News Releases: Commissioner of Canada Elections

Commissioner of Canada Elections Announces
the Laying of Charges in relation to the
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. Investigation

Gatineau, May 17, 2018

The Commissioner of Canada Elections, Mr. Yves Côté, has announced that five charges have been laid under the Canada Elections Act, as requested by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The charges, against Mr. Normand Morin, relate to an investigation into SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., for illegal contributions made to federal political entities between March 9, 2004 and May 1, 2011.

The charges were filed at the Court of Quebec in Montreal. Details of the charges can be found on the Commissioner’s website at

The laying of charges in this file concludes the Commissioner’s investigation into SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. An earlier stage of the investigation resulted in a compliance agreement with SNC-Lavalin Inc. The text of the agreement can be found here.

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

The Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) is responsible for prosecuting offences under federal jurisdiction in a manner that is free of any improper influence and that respects the public interest. The PPSC is also responsible for providing prosecution-related advice to federal law enforcement agencies across Canada.

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Public Prosecution Service of Canada Media Relations
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Commissioner of Canada Elections Media Relations
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