||Michel Paulette of Terrebonne, Quebec
||On May 2, 2012, two charges under the Canada Elections Act, a federal statute, were sworn against Mr. Paulette, a candidate in the 39th general federal election. A third charge under the Criminal Code was also sworn.
One of the two charges under the Canada Elections Act was later withdrawn.
||Michel Paulette pleaded guilty to:
- Unlawfully stealing a sum of money over $5,000.00, contrary to subsection 322(1) of the Criminal Code, thereby committing an offence contrary to paragraph 334(a) of the Criminal Code.
- Submitting a return that he knew or should have known to contain information that was false or misleading thereby committing an offence contrary to paragraph 463(1)(a) of the Canada Elections Act and did thereby commit an offence contrary to paragraphs 497(3)(v) and 500(5)(b) of the Canada Elections Act.
||December 1, 2014
||The court imposed the following sentence:
- 240 hours of community service to be served within 18 months following sentencing;
- Restitution under paragraph 738(1)(a) of the Criminal Code for the sum of $361.07 to the Conservative Party Association for the electoral district of Montcalm and $7,757.54, payable to the Receiver General of Canada;
- Repayment of the sum of $1,300.00, to the Conservative Party Association for the electoral district of Montcalm payable at a rate of $50/month with payments commencing on October 15, 2015 (and the 1st of each subsequent month);
- A fine of $500 payable at a rate of $50/month with payments commencing on December 15, 2014; and
- 3 years probation.