News Releases: Commissioner of Canada Elections

Commissioner of Canada Elections Enters into
Compliance Agreement with Mathieu Désilets

Gatineau, March 15, 2018

The Commissioner of Canada Elections has entered into a compliance agreement with Mr. Mathieu Désilets, for failing to submit an electoral campaign return, and other related documents, within four months after polling day. Mr. Désilets acted as the official agent of Bloc Québécois candidate Jean-Frédéric Vaudry in the electoral district of Dorval–Lachine–LaSalle during the 2015 general election.

The full text of the compliance agreement is available on the Commissioner of Canada Elections' website 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.

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