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 January 28, 2011, the Commissioner of Canada Elections entered into a compliance agreement with Mr. Marc Rousseau (hereinafter referred to as the Contracting Party), of the City of Val-d'Or, Province of Quebec, pursuant to section 517 of the Canada Elections Act. The facts concern the Contracting Party's failure, at the time of the 2008 federal general election, to issue receipts for contributions of more than $20, in accordance with subsection 404.4(1) of the Canada Elections Act.
Subsection 404.4(1) of the Canada Elections Act provides as follows:
404.4 (1) Any person who is authorized to accept contributions on behalf of a registered party, a registered association, a candidate, a leadership contestant or a nomination contestant shall issue a receipt — of which he or she shall keep a copy — for each contribution of more than $20 that he or she accepts.
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 the following into account:
- the co-operation of the Contracting Party;
- the timely admission of the facts; and
- the small amount of the contributions involved.
February 9, 2011
William H. Corbett
Commissioner of Canada Elections