Publication of AMPs

Date of violation Name of individual, corporation or entity Section of the Act Baseline amount Aggravating factor Mitigating factor AMP total amount
43rd federal general election Martin Pickup 368(3) $500 N/A -1 $300

Key facts of violation

As the official agent for Archie MacKinnon, an independent candidate in the electoral district of Sydney–Victoria during the 43rd federal general election, Martin Pickup was the only person authorized to accept contributions to the campaign. The financial records of the campaign, as well as statements from several contributors and from Martin Pickup to OCCE investigators, establish that several cash contributions were accepted by Martin Pickup on behalf of the campaign. Among them, eight individuals contributed cash in an amount in excess of $20 (prohibited by section 371 of the Act), and one such contribution was in excess of the $1,600 limit that a contributor may contribute to a candidate (set by paragraph 367(1)(c) of the Act).

There are therefore reasonable grounds to believe that Martin Pickup accepted contributions that exceeded limits set out in the Act, in violation of subsection 368(3).

The final AMP amount is $300, as it includes one mitigating factor. A mitigating factor relating to the person’s ability to pay the penalty was applied.


Date of violation Name of individual, corporation or entity Section of the Act Baseline amount Aggravating factor Mitigating factor AMP total amount
43rd federal general election Martin Pickup 477.46(3) $300 N/A -1 $200

Key facts of violation

As the official agent for Archie MacKinnon, an independent candidate in the electoral district of Sydney–Victoria during the 43rd federal general election, Martin Pickup was required, by virtue of subsection 477.46(3) of the Act, to deposit into the campaign bank account all sums of money received by the campaign.

The financial records of the campaign, as well as statements from several contributors and from Martin Pickup to OCCE investigators, indicate that several contributions received by the campaign were not deposited in the campaign bank account. Furthermore, a reimbursement cheque from Elections Canada for the campaign, in the amount of $14,930.41, was deposited into Martin Pickup’s personal bank account, rather than the campaign bank account.

There are therefore reasonable grounds to believe that Martin Pickup failed to deposit all sums of money received by the campaign into the campaign bank account, as required by subsection 477.46(3) of the Act.

The final AMP amount is $200, as it includes one mitigating factor. A mitigating factor relating to the person’s ability to pay the penalty was applied.

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