News Releases: Commissioner of Canada Elections

Conclusion Reached by the Commissioner of Canada Elections in the Matter of Unpaid Loans and Claims Related to the Liberal Party of Canada's 2006 Leadership Contest

Ottawa, July 30, 2013

"Despite the difficulties in enforcing the Act, I believe it is clear that Parliament intended that leadership contestants act diligently to repay their campaign expenses," said Mr. Côté. "To respect the spirit of the legislation and to ensure the fairness, accountability and transparency that Canadians expect and deserve in all aspects of our electoral process, I strongly encourage the contestants involved to make every effort to raise funds through individual contributions, repay all outstanding debts and report all transactions to Elections Canada."

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