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 June 29, 2021, the Deputy Commissioner of Canada Elections accepted an undertaking from the Saskatchewan Party, pursuant to section 521.13 of the Canada Elections Act. The text of the undertaking is set out in full below.

July 23, 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 the Saskatchewan Party (the Party), a provincial registered political party in Saskatchewan. The undertaking is aimed at ensuring compliance with the Act.

The relevant provisions of the Act are (a) sections 349.5 and 352, (b) subsections 349.6(1) and 353(1), and (c) subsection 359(1), which require that a third party:

  1. include contact information and an authorization message in any partisan or election advertising message placed by it during the pre-election or election period;
  2. register with the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) immediately after having incurred $500 in partisan or election advertising expenses in relation to partisan or election advertising messages transmitted during the pre-election or election period; and
  3. provide a third-party expense return with the CEO within four months after polling day, if the Act required the third party to be registered.

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

Statements of the Saskatchewan Party

For the purpose of this undertaking, the Party 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

The Party undertakes to comply with subsections 349.6(1) and 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.

The Party undertakes to comply with subsection 359(1) of the Act by filing its 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 the Party 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 the Party 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 Deputy Commissioner issuing a Notice of Violation imposing an administrative monetary penalty against the Party and/or its directors, officers, agents or mandataries.

Signed on behalf of the Saskatchewan Party in the City of Regina, in the province of Saskatchewan this 28th day of June, 2021.

Patrick Bundrock
Executive Director

Signed by the Deputy Commissioner of Canada Elections, in the City of Ottawa, in the province of Ontario, this 29th day of June, 2021.

Marc Chénier
Deputy Commissioner

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