News Releases: Commissioner of Canada Elections

Commissioner of Canada Elections Announces
the Laying of Canada Elections Act Charges

Gatineau, September 26, 2017

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

A charge was jointly laid against Ms. Clara Robyn Suraski and Ms. Lauren Bayla Suraski for having requested another ballot after already having voted.

Two charges have been laid against Ms. Clara Robyn Suraski for offences related to applying to be included on a list of electors.

Two charges have also been laid against Ms. Lauren Bayla Suraski for offences related to applying to be included on a list of electors.

The events leading to these charges took place during the election period for the 42nd general election, which was held in October 2015.

The charges were filed in the Provincial Court of Ontario. Details of the charges can be found on the Commissioner's website at www.cef-cce.ca.

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.

For information specific to this matter:

Public Prosecution Service of Canada Media Relations
613-954-7803
or at www.ppsc-sppc.gc.ca

General information:

Commissioner of Canada Elections Media Relations
819-939-2278
or at communication@cef-cce.ca



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