Summary of the Notice of Violation
|Name of individual, corporation or entity||Roger Bélanger|
|Date of violation||February 22, 2020|
|Section of the Act||477.59(7)|
|AMP total amount||$300|
|Issued by||Deputy Commissioner|
Key facts of violation
As the Official Agent for the electoral campaign of Jean-François Bélanger, a People’s Party of Canada candidate during the 43rd federal general election held on October 21, 2019, Roger Bélanger was required, by virtue of subsection 477.59(7) of the Act, to file the Candidate’s Electoral Campaign Return (Return), within four months after polling day. The deadline to submit the Return was February 21, 2020.
Elections Canada has confirmed that the Return was submitted to the Chief Electoral Officer on July 20, 2020, 150 days after the deadline. There are therefore reasonable grounds to believe that Roger Bélanger was in default of the requirement to provide the Return within four months of polling day, as required by subsection 477.59(7).