Commissioner of Canada Elections Annual Report 2016-2017
Appendix A – Disposition of Cases
(April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017)
* Following a review of the CCE case tracking system, this number was readjusted from 454 to 490.
|Active Files (as of March 31)||346||254||490||311|
All complaints and referrals received by the Office are reviewed to determine whether there is a basis for the allegation. The numbers outlined below reflect the number of complaints received prior to their evaluation. These numbers may also contain multiple complaints related to a single incident.
Most common referrals from Elections Canada:
- 84 files were referred as a result of possible irregularities and inconsistencies regarding potential instances of electors requesting a second ballot;
- 72 files were referred regarding the failure, on the part of a deregistered electoral district association, to provide financial reports or related documents;
- 41 files were referred regarding the failure to produce documents related to candidates electoral campaign accounts or related documents; and
- 14 files were referred regarding the failure, on the part of a registered association, to produce financial reports or related documents.
Most common topics from the public:
- 17 complaints were received regarding election advertising expenses that were alleged to have exceeded the spending limits set out in the Act;
- 15 requests for information;
- 8 complaints were related to the failure to include an authorization statement on election advertising;
- 6 complaints were related to preventing or impairing the transmission of election advertising.