Vol. 150, No. 7 — February 13, 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 January 29, 2016, the Commissioner of Canada Elections entered into a compliance agreement with Climate Action Now – Barrie, pursuant to section 517 of the Canada Elections Act. The text of the compliance agreement is set out in full below.

February 2, 2016

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 (the Commissioner) and Climate Action Now – Barrie, also known as CANOW (the Contracting Party) enter into this agreement aimed at ensuring compliance with the Act.

The relevant provisions of the Act are section 352 and paragraph 496(1)(b), which make it an offence for a third party to fail to identify itself in its election advertising, as well as subsection 353(1) and paragraphs 496(1)(c) and 496(3)(b), which provide for offences for a third party that has incurred $500 in election advertising expenses to fail to immediately register with the Chief Electoral Officer.

Statements of the Contracting Party

For the purpose of this Compliance Agreement, the Contracting Party acknowledges the following:

Factors considered by the Commissioner

In entering into this Compliance Agreement, the Commissioner took into account the fact that the Contracting Party has cooperated fully and in good faith with the Commissioner’s investigation.

Undertaking and agreement

The Contracting Party undertakes to submit to the Chief Electoral Officer, within 30 days of the signing of this Compliance Agreement, a duly completed third party registration application with respect to the 42nd federal general election.

The Contracting Party undertakes to submit to the Chief Electoral Officer, within four months after polling day, an election advertising report as required by section 359 of the Act.

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 Compliance Agreement in the Canada Gazette and on the Commissioner’s Web site in accordance with section 521 of the Act.

The Commissioner agrees that the fulfillment by the Contracting Party of its undertaking in this Compliance 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 Compliance Agreement is entered into, the Commissioner will be prevented from referring this matter for prosecution to the Director of Public Prosecutions unless there is non-compliance with the terms of the Compliance Agreement, 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 Barrie this 18th day of January, 2016.

Adam Ballah

Signed by the Commissioner of Canada Elections, in the City of Gatineau, this 29th day of January, 2016.

Yves Côté, Q.C.
Commissioner of Canada Elections

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