Administrative Compliance Policy

Description of the Flow chart

The appended flow chart illustrates the administrative compliance process:

1) Elections Canada’s Political Financing and Audit Directorate identifies a case of non-compliance with the political financing provisions of the Canada Elections Act..

2) The case is assessed and reviewed by Elections Canada’s Compliance Assistance Unit to determine whether the policy is applicable.

3a) If the case falls within the policy, a letter outlining the non-compliance and setting out the legal requirements for future reference may be issued by the Manager of the Compliance Assistance Unit.

3b) If the case does not fall within the policy, the Compliance Assistance Unit prepares a referral to the Commissioner of Canada Elections. The referral is approved by the Compliance Assistance Unit Manager and the Deputy Chief Electoral Officer, Political Financing. It is then sent to the Commissioner of Canada Elections.