News Releases: Commissioner of Canada Elections

Commissioner of Canada Elections Enters into
Compliance Agreement with Dessau Inc.

Gatineau, November 6, 2015

The Commissioner of Canada Elections has entered into a compliance agreement with Dessau Inc. for illegal contributions made to federal political entities made between January 30, 2005 and May 30, 2008. The federal political entities in receipt of these contributions cooperated fully with the Commissioner's investigation and have reimbursed the full value of the contributions to the Receiver General for Canada.

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. It is important to note that 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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