COMMISSIONER OF CANADA ELECTIONS
CANADA ELECTIONS ACT
Compliance Agreement under section 517 of the Canada Elections Act
This Notice is published by the Commissioner of Canada Elections, pursuant to section 521 of the Canada Elections Act, S.C. 2000, c.9.
On April 16, 2002, the Commissioner of Canada Elections, pursuant to section 517 of the Canada Elections Act, entered into a compliance agreement with the contracting party, of Lucknow, Ontario, Canada.
In this agreement, the contracting party acknowledges having breached section 7 of the Canada Elections Act, by requesting a second ballot at the general election held on November 27, 2000, after registering on polling day in the electoral district of Cambridge. The contracting party had already voted at that election on November 18, 2000, at an advance poll in the electoral district of Huron-Bruce with the mistaken belief that an elector owning two properties in distinct electoral districts could vote twice.
Prior to the conclusion of the agreement, the Commissioner of Canada Elections has taken into account that the contracting party has contributed to the works of a registered non-partisan charitable organization, the Lutherwood Child & Family Foundation, located in the city of Waterloo, in the province of Ontario, as a recognition of the seriousness of the offence.
In summary, the agreement required the contracting party to:
- admit to the truthfulness of the facts and admit responsibility for the acts that constitute the offence;
- recognize that requesting a second ballot at the same federal election is prohibited by the Act regardless of whether one has more than one property in one or more electoral districts;
- appreciate the gravity of his actions in the electoral process;
- undertake to comply with the provisions of the Canada Elections Act and to cast a vote only once and in accordance with the provisions of the Act where he decides to exercise his right to vote at a future election.
Ottawa, April 30, 2002
Raymond A. Landry