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 December 21, 2021, the Deputy Commissioner of Canada Elections accepted an undertaking from Campaign Life Coalition, pursuant to section 521.13 of the Canada Elections Act. The text of the undertaking is set out in full below.

January 12, 2022


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 Campaign Life Coalition (CLC). The undertaking is aimed at ensuring compliance with the Act.

The relevant provisions of the Act are subsections 349.6(1) or 353(1), and 359(1) which, respectively, require a third party to:

Section 508.1 of the Act makes it a violation to contravene any of these provisions.

Statements of Campaign Life Coalition

For the purpose of this undertaking, CLC 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

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

CLC undertakes to comply with subsection 359(1) of the Act by filing its final third-party expenses return with the CEO, within 30 days of having registered.

Pursuant to subsection 521.13(4) of the Act, the Deputy Commissioner has informed CLC 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 the fulfillment by CLC of its obligations as stated 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 CLC and/or its directors, officers, agents or mandataries.

Signed on behalf of Campaign Life Coalition in the City of Hamilton, in the Province of Ontario, this 14th day of December, 2021.

Jeff Gunnarson

Signed by the Deputy Commissioner of Canada Elections, in the City of Ottawa, in the Province of Ontario, this 21st day of December, 2021.

Marc Chénier
Deputy Commissioner

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