News Releases: Commissioner of Canada Elections

Commissioner of Canada Elections announces
administrative monetary penalties and an undertaking
for Canada Elections Act violations

Gatineau, January 24, 2023

The Commissioner of Canada Elections (CCE), Caroline J. Simard, announced today the publication of 14 administrative monetary penalties (AMPs) and an undertaking to address violations under the Canada Elections Act (the Act). In order to maintain transparency, and as required by the Act, summaries about AMPs and the full text of undertakings are published on the CCE’s website.

Notices of Violation imposing AMPs were issued to:

An official agent accepted an undertaking for failing to provide a candidate’s electoral campaign return and other required documents. This measure of compliance was chosen after considering certain factors, including the official agent’s cooperation with the Commissioner’s Office.

AMPs and undertakings are administrative tools of compliance that the Commissioner can use to address violations under the Act. They aim to promote compliance with the Act. More information about AMPs and undertakings can be found in our Policy for the Administrative Monetary Penalty Regime.

The Office of the Commissioner of Canada Elections is distinct from Elections Canada and the Commissioner carries out a different mandate. Elections Canada administers the Canada Elections Act and federal elections while the Commissioner is responsible for ensuring compliance with, and enforcement of, the Canada Elections Act.

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