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Process for Release of Information Relating to Investigation Into Campaign Contributions

April 30, 2013

EDMONTON – O. Brian Fjeldheim concluded his investigation into allegations that a $430,000 contribution was made during the April 2012 general election campaign, in violation of the Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act (the Act). He reached his decision on the matter prior to the expiry of his term on April 23, 2013. Release of his decision is deferred to allow for appropriate notice to those involved.

Notice of the decision will be released to the complainants, the subjects of the complaints, and the persons and organizations involved in the investigation on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Public release of the Chief Electoral Officer’s decision, via Elections Alberta’s website, can occur only upon the written request of the complainants, the subjects of the complaints, or the persons and organizations involved in the matter.

The decision regarding one aspect of the investigation appears on Elections Alberta’s website in accordance with the Act. Affected parties have been notified of that disclosure.

Elections Alberta is an independent office of the Legislative Assembly that provides non-political administration of the electoral process.
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For media inquiries, please contact:
Drew Westwater
Director, Election Operations and Communications
Suite 100, 11510 Kingsway Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T5G 2Y5
(780) 427-1038

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