Vol. 151, No. 4 — January 28, 2017

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

CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER

CANADA ELECTIONS ACT

List of returning officers

Notice is hereby given that the above-mentioned notice was published as Extra Vol. 151, No. 1, on Thursday, January 19, 2017.

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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.

On January 12, 2017, the Commissioner of Canada Elections entered into a compliance agreement with the City of Longueuil, pursuant to section 517 of the Canada Elections Act. The text of the compliance agreement is set out in full below.

January 12, 2017

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 the City of Longueuil (the Contracting Party) entered into the present compliance agreement aimed at ensuring compliance with the Act.

The provisions of the Act that are applicable are subsection 132(1) and paragraph 489(1)(a), pursuant to which an employer that does not allow the necessary time to employees for voting, during their hours of work, such that they have three consecutive hours to cast their vote on polling day, is guilty of an offence.

Statements by the Contracting Party

For the purposes of this compliance agreement, the Contracting Party states the following:

Factors considered by the Commissioner

In entering into this compliance agreement, the Commissioner took into account the factors described in section 32 of the Compliance and Enforcement Policy of the Commissioner of Canada Elections, which can be consulted on the Commissioner’s website at www.cef-cce.gc.ca. In particular, the Commissioner took the following factors into account:

Undertaking and agreement

The Contracting Party undertakes to adopt a directive within 60 days of signing the compliance agreement that will:

ensure that the rights of its employees under sections 132 and 133 of the Act are respected in the future;

The Contracting Party undertakes to prepare a communiqué regarding this compliance agreement, which shall be submitted to the Commissioner at the same time as the copy of the compliance agreement signed by the Contracting Party.

The Contracting Party undertakes to transmit the communiqué regarding the compliance agreement to all its managers and the Fraternité des policiers et policières de Longueuil within 30 days of signing the compliance agreement, and to provide the Commissioner with proof of this transmission within the same time period.

The Contracting Party undertakes to publish the communiqué regarding the compliance agreement on its website, to transmit a link to the relevant web page on its official Facebook and Twitter accounts, and to provide proof to the Commissioner in writing within 30 days of signing the compliance agreement. The publications must be displayed for at least 30 days beginning on the first working day of its choice, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

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

In accordance with section 521 of the Act, the Contracting Party agrees that this compliance agreement shall be published in the Canada Gazette and on the Commissioner’s website.

The Commissioner agrees that the Contracting Party will have complied with this compliance agreement when it has satisfied the requirements contained therein.

In accordance with subsection 517(8) of the Act, the Commissioner and the Contracting Party acknowledge that when a compliance agreement is entered into, the Commissioner may not refer the matter to the Director of Public Prosecutions unless there is non-compliance with the compliance agreement and, in any event, the Director of Public Prosecutions may not institute such a prosecution unless it has been shown that the compliance agreement has not been fulfilled.

Signed on behalf of the Contracting Party in the City of Longueuil, in the province of Quebec, on this 15th day of December 2016.

Mario Plante
Acting Director of the Service de Police de l’agglomération de Longueuil

Signed by the Commissioner of Canada Elections in the City of Gatineau, in the province of Quebec, on this 12th day of January 2017.

Yves Côté, Q.C.
Commissioner of Canada Elections

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