Summary of the Notice of Violation

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

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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