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Commissioner of Canada Elections
Enters into Three Compliance Agreements

Gatineau, April 7, 2016

Three separate investigations conducted by the Commissioner of Canada Elections have resulted in compliance agreements.

The Commissioner has entered into a compliance agreement with the South Simcoe Police for having sent an email to its employees informing them that they would not be granted time off to vote during work hours on polling day.

Two additional compliance agreements were concluded with Mr. Vaughan Minor and Mr. Kenneth Ross Creelman. Investigations carried out by the office revealed that both individuals had made donations that exceeded the maximum contribution limit for an individual.

The full text of the three compliance agreements is available on the Commissioner of Canada Elections Web site at:

Compliance agreements are voluntary and outline the terms and conditions that the Commissioner considers necessary to ensure compliance with the Canada Elections Act. These agreements may include a statement by the individual or organization (contracting party) admitting responsibility for the act or omission constituting the offence. The admission of responsibility does not constitute a criminal conviction by a court of law and does not create a criminal record for the contracting party. More information about compliance agreements can be found at sections 517 to 521 of the Canada Elections Act.

The Commissioner of Canada Elections is the independent officer responsible for ensuring compliance with, and enforcement of, the Canada Elections Act and the federal Referendum Act.

For information specific to this matter:

Commissioner of Canada Elections Media Relations
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