Summary of the Notice of Violation

Name of individual, corporation or entity Alain Bellemare
Date of violation March 24, 2020
Section of the Act 476.75(7)
Baseline amount $300
Aggravating factor N/A
Mitigating factor N/A
AMP total amount $300
Issued by Deputy Commissioner

Key facts of violation

As the financial agent for Élisabeth Brière, a contestant in the electoral district of Sherbrooke during the 2019 Liberal Party of Canada nomination contest, Alain Bellemare was required, by virtue of subsection 476.75(7) of the Act, to file the Nomination Contestant's Campaign Return (Return) within four months after the selection date. An extension for the submission has been granted and the deadline to submit the Return was March 23, 2020.

Elections Canada confirmed that the Return was submitted to the Chief Electoral Officer on May 19, 2021, 422 days after the deadline.

There are therefore reasonable grounds to believe that Alain Bellemare failed to provide the Return within four months after the selection date, as required by subsection 476.75(7).

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