News Releases: Commissioner of Canada Elections
Commissioner of Canada Elections Announces the Laying of
Canada Elections Act Charges
Ottawa, May 3, 2013
- The Commissioner of Canada Elections, Mr. Yves Côté, has announced that pursuant to a decision by the Director of Public Prosecutions, his office has laid charges under the Canada Elections Act.
- The charges were filed on April 30, 2013 in the Alberta Court of Justice in Calgary. The accused will appear before the court on June 17, 2013.
- Amandeep Gill, the official agent of a candidate, is charged with two counts: one count of having failed to provide to the Chief Electoral Officer, for the federal general election held on October 14, 2008, an electoral campaign return, substantially in the prescribed form, on the financing and expenses for the candidate's electoral campaign, as required under section 451 of the Canada Elections Act, and one count of having wilfully failed to provide said electoral campaign return, as required under section 451 of the Act.
- These counts constitute offences under paragraphs 497(1)(u) and 497(3)(r), respectively, of the Act.
- 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