Final Disposition at Trial – June 25, 2015

Accused: Dean Del Mastro of Peterborough, Ontario
Facts: On September 26, 2013, four Canada Elections Act charges were sworn in the Ontario Court of Justice in Peterborough. The charges were related to an investigation into events that took place during the 40th general election in 2008.
Offences: In October 2014, Dean Del Mastro was convicted of:
  • incurring election expenses in an amount more than the election expenses limit;
  • willfully exceeding the contribution limit for a candidate in his own election campaign; and
  • providing the Chief Electoral Officer an electoral campaign return that he knew or ought reasonably to have known contained a material statement that was false or misleading.
Sentencing Date: June 25, 2015
Sentence: One month in prison, four months conditional sentence (house arrest) and 18 months' probation and reimbursement of $10 000 to the electoral district association.


Ontario Superior Court of Justice

Accused appealed the conviction and sentence.

Judgment date: April 5, 2016

The appeal of the conviction was dismissed. The appeal with regards to the sentence was dismissed, but set aside the restitution order.


Ontario Court of Appeal

Accused appealed the decision from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

Judgment date: September 13, 2017

Appeal dismissed.

Application for leave to appeal

Supreme Court of Canada

Application for leave to appeal from the judgment of the Court of Appeal 2017 ONCA 711.

Judgment date: April 5, 2018

Application for leave to appeal dismissed

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