Commissioner of Canada Elections

Canada Elections Act


This notice is published by the Commissioner of Canada Elections, pursuant to section 521.34 (2) of the Canada Elections Act, S.C. 2000, c. 9.

On August 10, 2021, the Deputy Commissioner of Canada Elections accepted an undertaking from Mr. Kulwant Brar, pursuant to section 521.13 of the Canada Elections Act. The text of the undertaking is set out in full below.

August 13, 2021


Pursuant to section 521.13 of the Canada Elections Act (the Act), and the authority delegated to him in accordance with section 509.23 of the Act, the Deputy Commissioner of Canada Elections (Deputy Commissioner) has accepted this undertaking from Kulwant Brar. The undertaking is aimed at ensuring compliance with the Act.

The relevant provisions of the Act are subsections 353(1) and 359(1) which, respectively, require that a third party register with the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) immediately after having incurred an aggregate amount of $500 in regulated expenses, including partisan activity expenses, and that it provides to the CEO a third-party return on its expenses within four months after polling day if it was required by the Act to be registered.

Section 508.1 makes it a violation to contravene either of these provisions.

Statements by Kulwant Brar

For the purpose of this undertaking, Kulwant Brar acknowledges the following:

Factors considered by the Deputy Commissioner

In accepting this undertaking, the Deputy Commissioner took into account the factors set out in paragraph 32 of the Compliance and Enforcement Policy of the Commissioner of Canada Elections. In particular, the Deputy Commissioner considered the fact that:

Terms and Conditions

Kulwant Brar undertakes to comply with subsection 353(1) of the Act by submitting to the CEO, within 30 days of the acceptance of this undertaking by the Deputy Commissioner, a duly completed third-party registration application with respect to the 43rd federal general election.

Kulwant Brar undertakes to comply with subsection 359(1) of the Act by filing a final third-party expense return with the CEO, within 30 days of having registered.

Pursuant to subsection 521.13(4) of the Act, the Deputy Commissioner has informed Kulwant Brar that this undertaking will be published on the Commissioner’s website, as required by subsection 521.34(2) of the Act.

The Deputy Commissioner agrees that fulfillment by Kulwant Brar of his obligations as provided herein will constitute compliance with the undertaking.

In accordance with section 508.1 of the Act, failure to comply with any provision of this undertaking may result in the issuance of a Notice of Violation imposing an administrative monetary penalty against Kulwant Brar.

Signed by Kulwant Brar in the City of Surrey, in the province of British Columbia, this 20th day of July, 2021.

Kulwant Brar

Signed by the Deputy Commissioner of Canada Elections, in the City of Ottawa, in the province of Ontario, this 10th day of August, 2021.

Marc Chénier
Deputy Commissioner

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