Summary of the Notice of Violation

Name of individual, corporation or entity Morgan Macdonald
Date of violation September 10, 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 Trisha Cowie, a Liberal Party of Canada contestant in the electoral district of Parry Sound–Muskoka, during the 2019 nomination campaign, Morgan Macdonald was required, by virtue of subsection 476.75(7) of the Act, to file the Nomination Contestant's Campaign Return (Return), and provide the required documents within four months after the selection date. The deadline to submit the Return was September 9, 2019.

Elections Canada has confirmed that the Return was submitted to the Chief Electoral Officer on March 8, 2021, 546 days after the deadline. There are therefore reasonable grounds to believe that Morgan Macdonald failed to provide the Return within four months after the selection date, as required by subsection 476.75(7).

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