Compliance Agreements

COMMISSIONER OF CANADA ELECTIONS

CANADA ELECTIONS ACT

Compliance agreement

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 May 2, 2012, the Commissioner of Canada Elections, pursuant to section 517 of the Canada Elections Act, entered into a compliance agreement with Mr. Steve McGlashan (hereinafter referred to as the Contracting Party), of the municipality of Pontiac, province of Québec, who was an elector in the electoral district of Pontiac during the 2011 federal general election.

The Contracting Party has acknowledged acts that constituted a failure to comply with section 7 of the Canada Elections Act, which prohibits an elector who has voted at an election to request a second ballot at that election.

The Contracting Party acknowledged that he voted at the advance polls and requested a second ballot on polling day.

The Contracting Party acknowledged responsibility for these acts and he is now aware of section 7 of the Canada Elections Act and the offence provision at subsection 483(b) of the Act.

Prior to the conclusion of the agreement, the Commissioner of Canada Elections took into consideration that the Contracting Party acknowledged the importance and the seriousness of his acts, and that the integrity of the voting process is based on honesty and on the trust of all Canadians in a system that respects the fundamental principle of one elector – one vote.

May 17, 2012



William H. Corbett
Commissioner of Canada Elections



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