[Elections Canada]

Commissioner of Canada Elections
Commissaire aux élections fédérales

 May 5, 1997
File: 1033-11-E97-6-E-1

Mr. Krishna Bera
2-183 Holmwood Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario
K1S 2P3

Dear Mr. Bera:

The Commissioner of Canada Elections is the official responsible for ensuring that the Canada Elections Act is complied with and enforced.

It has been brought to my attention that you may be the author of the web page called VOTE GREEN - address; http://www.achilles.net/%7Ekebera/anon/vote-green.html, copy of which we include.

The purposes of this letter are to ensure that you are aware of the requirements of the Canada Elections Act. Sponsors of political advertising must indicate on their internet advertisements the name of the group or individual who is authorizing the advertisement.

The relevant section of the Canada Elections Act dealing with this requirement is section 259.2(1) of the Act which stipulates that:

Every person who sponsors or conducts advertising without identifying the name of the sponsor and indicating that it was authorized by that sponsor is guilty of an offence.
We trust that you will comply with the Canada Elections Act by identifying the name of the sponsor of such advertisement and indicating that it was authorized by that sponsor.

Yours Truly,
(signed)
Raymond A. Landry
The Commissioner of Canada Elections
Encl.

257 Slater Street, Ottawa, Canada, K1A 0M6
(613) 998-4051 / Fax: (613) 990-4877 / 1-800-267-7360