ARCHIVED — Vol. 147, No. 15 — April 13, 2013

PARLIAMENT

HOUSE OF COMMONS

First Session, Forty-First Parliament

PRIVATE BILLS

Standing Order 130 respecting notices of intended applications for private bills was published in the Canada Gazette, Part Ⅰ, on May 28, 2011.

For further information, contact the Private Members’ Business Office, House of Commons, Centre Block, Room 134-C, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6, 613-992-6443.

AUDREY O’BRIEN
Clerk of the House of Commons

ROYAL ASSENT

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

This day at four in the afternoon, the Honourable Marshall Rothstein, in his capacity as Deputy of His Excellency the Governor General, proceeded to the Chamber of the Senate, in the Parliament Buildings, and took his seat at the foot of the Throne. The Members of the Senate being assembled, the Deputy of His Excellency the Governor General was pleased to command the attendance of the House of Commons, and that House being present, the following Bills were assented to in Her Majesty’s name by the Deputy of His Excellency the Governor General:

  • An Act to amend the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada Act
    (Bill C-28, chapter 1, 2013)

  • An Act to amend the Canada National Parks Act (St. Lawrence Islands National Park of Canada)
    (Bill C-370, chapter 2, 2013)

  • An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (vexatious complainants)
    (Bill C-293, chapter 3, 2013)

  • An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2013
    (Bill C-58, chapter 4, 2013)

  • An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2014
    (Bill C-59, chapter 5, 2013)

  • An Act to assent to alterations in the law touching the Succession to the Throne
    (Bill C-53, chapter 6, 2013)

  • An Act to enhance the financial accountability and transparency of First Nations
    (Bill C-27, chapter 7, 2013)

  • An Act to amend the Criminal Code
    (Bill C-55, chapter 8, 2013)

GARY W. O’BRIEN
Clerk of the Senate and
Clerk of the Parliaments

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CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER

CANADA ELECTIONS ACT

Deregistration of registered electoral district associations

On application by the Bloc Québécois, in accordance with subsection 403.2(2) of the Canada Elections Act, the following associations are deregistered, effective April 30, 2013.

  • Bloc Québécois de Manicouagan
  • Bloc Québécois de Terrebonne—Blainville

March 28, 2013

SYLVAIN DUBOIS
Deputy Chief Electoral Officer
Political Financing

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COMMISSIONER OF CANADA ELECTIONS

CANADA ELECTIONS ACT

Compliance agreement

This notice is published by the Commissioner of Canada Elections, pursuant to section 521 of the Canada Elections Act, S.C. 2000, c. 9 (hereafter referred to as the “Act”).

On February 20, 2013, and pursuant to section 517 of the Act, the Commissioner of Canada Elections entered into a compliance agreement with Mr. Baird Judson (hereafter referred to as the “Contracting Party”), of the village of Alexandra, Prince Edward Island, who was the Christian Heritage Party of Canada candidate in the 2008 federal general election in the electoral district of Charlottetown.

In the compliance agreement, the Contracting Party acknowledged that

  • pursuant to section 436 and section 437 of the Act, the official agent of a candidate is responsible for opening a campaign bank account and administering the candidate’s financial transactions for the electoral campaign and for reporting on those transactions;
  • although he appointed an official agent for his 2008 federal general election campaign, he personally opened a bank account for the campaign and administered all of the campaign financial transactions;
  • subsection 438(2) of the Act prohibits any person other than the candidate’s official agent from accepting contributions to the candidate’s campaign;
  • he accepted all of the contributions made to his campaign, totalling $8,750.00, and none of these contributions was accepted by his official agent;
  • subsection 438(4) of the Act prohibits a person or entity, other than the candidate’s official agent, from paying the candidate’s campaign expenses except for petty expenses and the candidate’s personal expenses;
  • he, instead of his official agent, paid all of the campaign expenses by personally writing cheques against the campaign bank account for a total amount of $8,750.00;
  • section 405.31 of the Act prohibits an individual from making, in respect of each contribution made under Part 18 of the Act, a cash contribution in an amount exceeding $20; and
  • he gave a cash contribution of $700.00 to his campaign, thereby exceeding the authorized cash contribution limit by $680.00.

The Contracting Party has accepted responsibility for these acts.

Before entering into this compliance agreement, the Commissioner of Canada Elections took into account a number of considerations, including the fact that the Contracting Party had promptly admitted the facts and taken responsibility for the acts that led to the compliance agreement.

March 27, 2013

YVES CÔTÉ, Q.C.
Commissioner of Canada Elections

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