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 October 30, 2008, the Commissioner of Canada Elections entered into a compliance agreement with Bev Shipley, who was a candidate for the Conservative Party of Canada in the 2006 federal general election in the electoral district of Lambton–Kent–Middlesex (hereinafter referred to as the Contracting Party), of the city of Denfield, Ontario, pursuant to section 517 of the Canada Elections Act.
The Contracting Party has acknowledged acts that constituted a failure to comply with subsection 443(1) of the Canada Elections Act, which prohibits a candidate from incurring election expenses in an amount that is more than the election expenses limit calculated under section 440 of the Canada Elections Act.
The Contracting Party acknowledged that his campaign had election expenses of $83,785.85. The limit for the electoral district of Lambton–Kent–Middlesex was $79,323.86.
The Contracting Party acknowledged and accepted responsibility for these acts.
Prior to the conclusion of the agreement, the Commissioner of Canada Elections took into consideration that the Candidate's Electoral Return was filed on the basis of inadvertence and an honest misunderstanding of what constitutes an election expense under section 407 of the Canada Elections Act.
In summary, in the compliance agreement, the Contracting Party
- consented to a summary of the compliance agreement being publicized in the Canada Gazette and on the Elections Canada website.
- agreed to file a corrected Candidate's Electoral Campaign Return.
February 24, 2009
Commissioner of Canada Elections