News Releases: Commissioner of Canada Elections

Commissioner of Canada Elections Enters into
Compliance Agreement with SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.

Gatineau, September 8, 2016

The Commissioner of Canada Elections has entered into a compliance agreement with SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. for illegal contributions made to federal political entities between March 9, 2004 and May 1, 2011. The full value of these contributions was reimbursed to the Receiver General of Canada by the registered parties. SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. cooperated fully with the Commissioner and has committed to collaborating with the office for the duration of its ongoing investigation.

The full text of the compliance agreement 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. 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.

For information specific to this matter:

Commissioner of Canada Elections Media Relations
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