Vol. 150, No. 1 — January 2, 2016

PARLIAMENT

HOUSE OF COMMONS

First Session, Forty-Second Parliament

PRIVATE BILLS

Standing Order 130 respecting notices of intended applications for private bills was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on November 28, 2015.

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

MARC BOSC
Acting Clerk of the House of Commons

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.

On December 18, 2015, the Commissioner of Canada Elections entered into a compliance agreement with Mr. Peter Munk, pursuant to section 517 of the Canada Elections Act. The text of the compliance agreement is set out in full below.

December 18, 2015

YVES CÔTÉ, Q.C.
Commissioner of Canada Elections

COMPLIANCE AGREEMENT

Pursuant to section 517 of the Canada Elections Act (“the Act”), the Commissioner of Canada Elections (hereafter “the Commissioner”) and Mr. Peter Munk enter into this agreement aimed at ensuring compliance with the Act.

The provisions of the Act applicable at the relevant time were paragraphs 405(1)(a.1) and 497(3)(f.13). These provisions were re-enacted by L.C. 2014, c. 12, and now correspond, respectively, to paragraphs 367(1)(b) and 497(2)(d) of the Act.

Statements of the Contracting Party

I, Peter Munk (hereafter “the Contracting Party”), of the City of Toronto in the Province of Ontario, acknowledge the following:

  1. I am now aware that paragraph 405(1)(a.1) of the Act provided that an individual could contribute up to a maximum of $1,000 in total in any calendar year to the registered associations, nomination contestants and candidates of a particular registered party.
  2. I am now aware that pursuant to section 405.1 of the Act, every year, the Chief Electoral Officer adjusted the amount referred to in the preceding paragraph based upon inflation. For 2008 and 2010 the individual contribution limit was $1,100, and for 2012 it was $1,200.
  3. In 2008, I contributed a total of $2,100 to three different political entities affiliated with the Conservative Party of Canada (hereafter “the Party”) and exceeded the individual contribution limit for the 2008 calendar year by $1,000. The contributions I made were as follows:
    • On May 6, 2008: I contributed $1,000 to the Party’s electoral district association (hereafter “the Party’s association”) in the electoral district of Whitby—Oshawa;
    • On October 9, 2008: I contributed $550 to the electoral campaign of Heather Jewell, who was the Party’s candidate in the electoral district of St. Paul’s; and
    • On October 15, 2008: I contributed $550 to the Party’s association in the electoral district of Eglinton— Lawrence.
  4. In 2010, I contributed a total of $1,850 to two different political entities affiliated with the Party, and exceeded the individual contribution limit for the 2010 calendar year by $750. The contributions I made were as follows:
    • On November 8, 2010: I contributed $1,100 to the Party’s association in the electoral district of Beauce; and
    • On December 15, 2010: I contributed $750 to the Party’s association in the electoral district of Eglinton— Lawrence.
  5. In 2012, I contributed a total of $2,400 to two political entities related to the Party, and exceeded the individual contribution limit for the 2012 calendar year by $1,200. The contributions I made were as follows:
    • On May 28, 2012: I contributed $1,200 to the Party’s association in the electoral district of Beauce; and
    • On September 13, 2012: I contributed $1,200 to the Party’s association in the electoral district of St. Paul’s.
  6. I am now aware of the relevant provisions of the Act.
  7. I understand that my acknowledgement of non-compliance does not constitute a guilty plea in the criminal sense and that no record of conviction is created as a result of admitting responsibility for acts that could constitute an offence under the Act.
  8. The Commissioner advised me of my right to be represented by counsel and I had the opportunity to obtain counsel.
Undertaking and agreement

The Contracting Party undertakes to comply with the relevant provisions of the Act in the future.

The Contracting Party consents to the publication of this agreement in the Canada Gazette and on the Commissioner’s Web site in accordance with section 521 of the Act.

The Commissioner acknowledges that the Contracting Party fully cooperated with the Commissioner’s investigation into this matter.

The Commissioner agrees that the fulfillment by the Contracting Party of the undertakings in this agreement will constitute compliance with the agreement.

Pursuant to subsection 517(8) of the Act, the Commissioner and the Contracting Party recognize that once this agreement is entered into, the Commissioner will be prevented from referring this matter for prosecution to the Director of Public Prosecutions, and in any event, the Director of Public Prosecutions cannot institute such a prosecution unless non-compliance is established.

Signed by the Contracting Party in the City of Toronto, this 8th day of December, 2015.

Peter Munk

Signed by the Commissioner of Canada Elections, in the City of Gatineau, this 18th day of December, 2015.

Yves Côté, QC
Commissioner of Canada Elections

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