Summary of the Notice of Violation

Name of individual, corporation or entity Guillaume Poissant
Date of violation March 8, 2022
Section of the Act 477.59(1)
Baseline amount $500
Aggravating factor N/A
Mitigating factor N/A
AMP total amount $500
Issued by Manager, Compliance Unit

Key facts of violation

As the official agent for the electoral campaign of Leigh V. Ryan, the Green Party of Canada candidate in the electoral district of Saint-Jean during the 44th federal general election (held on September 20, 2021), Guillaume Poissant was required by subsection 477.59(1) of the Canada Elections Act (the Act) to provide the Candidate’s Electoral Campaign Return and other required documents (Return) to the Chief Electoral Officer, in the four months following polling day.

The deadline to provide the Return was March 7, 2022. Elections Canada’s records confirm that, as of May 10, 2023, the Return had not been submitted to the Chief Electoral Officer.

There are therefore reasonable grounds to believe that Guillaume Poissant failed to provide the Return in the four months following polling day, as required by subsection 477.59(1) of the Act.

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