COMMISSIONER OF CANADA ELECTIONS
CANADA ELECTIONS ACT
This notice is published by the Commissioner of Canada Elections, pursuant to section 521 of the Canada Elections Act, S.C. 2000, c. 9.
On August 9, 2011, the Commissioner of Canada Elections entered into a compliance agreement with Ms. Louise Thibault (hereinafter referred to as the Contracting Party), of the City of Beaupré, Province of Quebec, pursuant to section 517 of the Canada Elections Act. The facts relate to the Contracting Party's failure, during the 2008 federal general election, to comply with paragraphs 405(1)(b) and 405(4)(b) of the Canada Elections Act by contributing $3,399.74 to her electoral campaign, exceeding the maximal contribution that an independent candidate is permitted to make to his or her own electoral campaign ($2,100.00) by $1,299.74.
Paragraphs 405(1) (b) and 405(4) (b) of the Canada Elections Act provide as follows:
405. (1) No individual shall make contributions that exceed
(b) $1,000 in total to a candidate for a particular election who is not the candidate of a registered party; and
4) The following contributions shall not be taken into account in calculating contributions for the purposes of subsection (1):
(b) contributions that do not exceed $1,000 in total by a candidate for a particular election who is not the candidate of a registered party out of his or her own funds to his or her own campaign;
Pursuant to section 405.1 of the Canada Elections Act, the amount provided in paragraph 405(4) (b) was adjusted at $1,100.00.
The Contracting Party acknowledged and accepted responsibility for these acts, and undertook to comply with the relevant provisions of the Canada Elections Act in the future.
Prior to the conclusion of the agreement, the Commissioner of Canada Elections took into account the co-operation of the Contracting Party and her timely admission of the facts.
August 11, 2011
William H. Corbett
Commissioner of Canada Elections