Summary of the Notice of Violation

Name of individual, corporation or entity Laura Lynn Thompson
Date of violation July 2, 2020
Section of the Act 477.59(8)
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 candidate for the People’s Party of Canada in the electoral district Red Deer—Lacombe for the purposes of the 43rd federal general election (held on October 21, 2019), Laura-Lynn Thompson was required, by virtue of subsection 477.59(8) of the Canada Elections Act (the Act), to provide her official agent with the required declaration that the Candidate’s Electoral Campaign Return (Return) was complete and accurate within four months of polling day. This declaration was needed so that her official agent could submit the Return to the Chief Electoral Officer, as required by subsection 477.59(7) of the Act.

The deadline to provide the Return was June 30, 2020. Elections Canada’s records confirm that, as of May 17, 2023, the Return had not been submitted, and it has been determined that the candidate's failure to provide the required declaration has contributed to the fact that the Return is outstanding.

There are therefore reasonable grounds to believe that Laura-Lynn Thompson failed to provide her official agent with the signed declaration, as required by subsection 477.59(8) of the Act.

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