Vol. 151, No. 29 — July 22, 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

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 July 4, 2017, the Commissioner of Canada Elections entered into a compliance agreement with Mr. Pierre Poilievre, pursuant to section 517 of the Canada Elections Act. The text of the compliance agreement is set out in full below.

July 4, 2017

Yves Côté, QC
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 Mr. Pierre Poilievre (the Contracting Party) enter into this agreement aimed at ensuring compliance with the Act.

The relevant provisions of the Act are paragraphs 368(1)(a) and 497(2)(e), which make it an offence to knowingly circumvent the prohibition on contributions to a registered party by ineligible contributors set out in subsection 363(1) of the Act.

Statements by 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 factors set out in paragraph 32 of the Compliance and Enforcement Policy of the Commissioner of Canada Elections, which is available on the Commissioner’s website, including the fact that

Undertaking and agreement

The Contracting Party undertakes to display a link to the notice described above on the “News and Headlines” page of his personal website (http://pierremp.ca), for a minimum period of 30 days from the publication of the compliance agreement on the Office of the Commissioner of Canada Elections website, and to transmit a link to the Contracting Party’s web page via his official Facebook and Twitter accounts. This transmission shall occur on the day the notice is first displayed, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

The Contracting Party further undertakes to provide evidence to the Commissioner in writing that this undertaking has been complied with as soon as practicable.

The Contracting Party undertakes to distribute the contents of the notice, referred to in the preceding paragraphs, in the form of a bilingual news release to the national news media as soon as practicable after the Commissioner has signed the compliance agreement, once the Commissioner has approved the contents of the release. The Contracting Party must provide a copy of the release to the Commissioner as evidence of compliance with this undertaking.

The Contracting Party agrees 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 website.

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

Under subsection 517(5), the compliance agreement and the statements it contains are not admissible in evidence against the Contracting Party in any civil or criminal proceedings.

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 unless there is non-compliance with an undertaking of the compliance agreement, and in any event, the Director of Public Prosecutions cannot institute such a prosecution unless non-compliance with the agreement’s undertakings has been established.

Signed by the Contracting Party in the City of Ottawa, in the province of Ontario this 30th day of June 2017.

Hon. Pierre Poilievre, P.C., M.P.

Signed by the Commissioner of Canada Elections, in the City of Gatineau, in the province of Quebec, this 4th day of July 2017.

Yves Côté, QC
Commissioner of Canada Elections

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