Summary of the Notice of Violation

Name of individual, corporation or entity Stéphane Gagnon
Date of violation November 22, 2019
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 Florence Gagnon, a contestant in the electoral district of Rivière–du–Nord during the 2019 Liberal Party of Canada nomination contest, Stéphane Gagnon 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. The deadline to submit the Return was November 21, 2019.

Elections Canada confirmed that the Return was submitted to the Chief Electoral Officer on May 11, 2021, 537 days after the deadline.

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

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