Summary of the Notice of Violation

Name of individual, corporation or entity David Merryfield
Date of violation February 22, 2020
Section of the Act 477.59(1)
Baseline amount $500
Aggravating factor N/A
Mitigating factor N/A
AMP total amount $500
Issued by Deputy Commissioner

Key facts of violation

As the official agent for Ken Finlayson, a People's Party of Canada candidate during the 43rd federal general election held on October 21, 2019, David Merryfield was required, by virtue of subsection 477.59(1) of the Act, to provide the Candidate's Electoral Campaign Return (Return) to the Chief Electoral Officer, outlining the financing and expenses for the candidate's electoral campaign. The deadline to submit the Return was February 21, 2020.

Elections Canada's records have confirmed that as of October 4, 2021, the Return has not been submitted to the Chief Electoral Officer. There are therefore reasonable grounds to believe that David Merryfield continues to be in default of the requirement to provide the Return required under subsection 477.59(1) of the Act.

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