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 16, 2021, the Deputy Commissioner of Canada Elections accepted an undertaking from Grant Hepworth, pursuant to section 521.13 of the Canada Elections Act. The text of the undertaking is set out in full below.

January 28, 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 Grant Hepworth. The undertaking is aimed at ensuring compliance with the Act.

The relevant provision of the Act is section 477.42, which requires that, in the event of the death, incapacity, resignation or ineligibility of an official agent, the candidate appoint a replacement official agent without delay.

Section 508.1 of the Act makes it a violation to contravene this provision.

Statements by Grant Hepworth

For the purpose of this undertaking, Grant Hepworth 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 facts that:

Terms and Conditions

Grant Hepworth undertakes to comply with section 477.42 of the Act by appointing a replacement official agent without delay upon the acceptance of this undertaking by the Deputy Commissioner and to advise both Elections Canada and the Deputy Commissioner of this appointment.

Grant Hepworth agrees, within 30 days after the date of the appointment of this replacement, to provide the official agent with all information related to the financing of his campaign, to enable the preparation and submission of the Candidate's Electoral Campaign Return.

Pursuant to subsection 521.13(4) of the Act, the Deputy Commissioner has informed Grant Hepworth 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 Grant Hepworth of his 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 Grant Hepworth.

Signed by Grant Hepworth in the City of Lethbridge, in the province of Alberta, this 15th day of December, 2021.

Grant Hepworth

Signed by the Deputy Commissioner of Canada Elections, in the City of Ottawa, in the province of Ontario, this 16th day of December, 2021.

Marc Chénier
Deputy Commissioner of Canada Elections

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