Legal proceedings by the Chief Electoral Officer under the Act respecting School elections - Two guilty pleas are entered



    QUEBEC, Sept. 8 /CNW Telbec/ - Marcel Blanchet, Chief Electoral Officer
of Québec, wishes to inform the public that two guilty pleas have been entered
in cases concerning contraventions of the Act respecting School elections
(ASE).

    Mauricie region

    In his capacity as an authorized candidate in the November 4, 2007 school
election, Mr. Stéphane Carbonneau failed to submit his return of election
expenses and his financial report to the Director General of the Commission
scolaire de l'Energie within the time periods prescribed by the Act. To be in
compliance with sections 209 and 209.4 of the Act respecting School elections,
he should have submitted his return and report not later than February 2,
2008.
    On July 11, 2008, Mr. Carbonneau sent the Chief Electoral Officer a
guilty plea in response to the charge brought against him. As a result, he was
ordered to pay a $250 fine.

    Centre-du-Québec region

    Having already submitted her candidacy to be elected commissioner for the
Commission scolaire de la Région-de-Sherbrooke, Ms. Danielle Tear filed her
nomination paper for the Commission scolaire des Chênes. Section 74 of the Act
respecting School elections stipulates that no person may be a candidate for
more than one school board.
    On July 13, 2008, the Chief Electoral Officer received a guilty plea from
Ms. Tear, who also settled the $100 fine that she had been ordered to pay.
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For further information:

For further information: Cynthia Gagnon, Information officer, (418)
644-3320 or 1-888-870-3320, cgagnon@dgeq.qc.ca

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