Administrative Penalties

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Name Offence Penalty Amount Date Issued Date Paid
(or Amt Paid to Date)
Bhupinder “Roger” Sarna Section 45 of the EFCDA and 176 & 177(1) of the EA
Obstructed an investigation of the Election Commissioner, thereby committing a Corrupt Practice
$4,000.00 July 28, 2020 Queen’s Bench Court Order to Appear Before the Election Commissioner, issued October 15, 2020
Brenda Cherry
Ineligible Voter
Section 167 and 177(1) of the EA
US Citizen, fraudulently voted in the 2019 Provincial General Election, thereby committing a Corrupt Practice
$5,500.00 July 24, 2020 Application for Appeal, September 18, 2020
Ashish Gill
Political Contributor
Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $4,000.00
$400.00 June 25, 2020 August 18, 2020
Freedom Conservative Party Alberta Section 9.2 (1) and (10) of the EFCDA
Failure to File, Leadership Contest
$500.00 June 18, 2020 July 14, 2020

  • 2020
    Name Offence Penalty Amount Date Issued Date Paid
    (or Amt Paid to Date)
    Bhupinder “Roger” Sarna Section 45 of the EFCDA and 176 & 177(1) of the EA
    Obstructed an investigation of the Election Commissioner, thereby committing a Corrupt Practice
    $4,000.00 July 28, 2020 Queen’s Bench Court Order to Appear Before the Election Commissioner, issued October 15, 2020
    Brenda Cherry
    Ineligible Voter
    Section 167 and 177(1) of the EA
    US Citizen, fraudulently voted in the 2019 Provincial General Election, thereby committing a Corrupt Practice
    $5,500.00 July 24, 2020 Application for Appeal, September 18, 2020
    Ashish Gill
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $4,000.00
    $400.00 June 25, 2020 August 18, 2020
    Freedom Conservative Party Alberta Section 9.2 (1) and (10) of the EFCDA
    Failure to File, Leadership Contest
    $500.00 June 18, 2020 July 14, 2020
  • Office of the Election Commissioner

    Name Offence Penalty Amount Date Issued Date Paid
    (or Amt Paid to Date)
    Kevin McKee
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $1,000.00
    $2,000.00 November 6, 2019 December 4, 2019
    Agropyron Enterprises Ltd.
    Political Contributor
    Section 16(2) of the EFCDA
    Made prohibited contribution of $60,000 to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP Leadership Contestant
    $8,000.00 November 1, 2019 Judicial review of administrative penalty – September 21, 2020, Calgary
    Robyn Lore
    Political Contributor
    Section 34(1.1) of the EFCDA
    Gave or furnished $60,000 to Cameron Davies for the purpose of having him contribute those funds to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP Leadership Contestant
    $4,000.00 November 1, 2019 Judicial review of administrative penalty – September 21, 2020, Calgary
    Robyn Lore
    Political Contributor
    Section 41.42(2) of the EFCDA
    Colluded with Jeff Callaway, registered UCP Leadership Contestant, to circumvent or attempt to circumvent a contribution limit
    $9,000.00 November 1, 2019 Judicial review of administrative penalty – September 21, 2020, Calgary
    Robyn Lore
    Political Contributor
    Section 34(1) of the EFCDA
    Contributed $60,000 furnished to him by a prohibited entity, Agropyron Enterprises Ltd., for the purpose of making a contribution to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP Leadership Contestant
    $4,000.00 November 1, 2019 Judicial review of administrative penalty – September 21, 2020, Calgary
    Energize Alberta Corp.
    Political Contributor
    Section 16(2) of the EFCDA
    Made prohibited contribution of $2,010 to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP Leadership Contestant
    $2,010.00 October 8, 2019 Notice of Failure to Pay – July 6, 2020
    Energize Alberta Corp.
    Political Contributor
    Section 16(2) of the EFCDA
    Made prohibited contribution of $2,590 to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP Leadership Contestant
    $2,590.00 October 8, 2019 Notice of Failure to Pay – July 6, 2020
    Energize Alberta Corp.
    Political Contributor
    Section 16(2) of the EFCDA
    Made prohibited contribution of $3,000 to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP Leadership Contestant
    $3,000.00 October 8, 2019 Notice of Failure to Pay – July 6, 2020
    Energize Alberta Corp.
    Political Contributor
    Section 16(2) of the EFCDA
    Made prohibited contribution of $3,900 to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP Leadership Contestant
    $3,900.00 October 8, 2019 Notice of Failure to Pay – July 6, 2020
    Energize Alberta Corp.
    Political Contributor
    Section 16(2) of the EFCDA
    Made prohibited contribution of $573.03 to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP Leadership Contestant
    $573.00 October 8, 2019 Notice of Failure to Pay – July 6, 2020
    Energize Alberta Corp.
    Political Contributor
    Section 16(2) of the EFCDA
    Made prohibited contribution of $6,300 to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP Leadership Contestant
    $6,300.00 October 8, 2019 Notice of Failure to Pay – July 6, 2020
    Allan Markin
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $5,000.00
    $10,000.00 October 1, 2019 October 22, 2019
    Anton Colijn
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $500.00
    $1,000.00 September 27, 2019 July 31, 2020
    Michael Yurkovich
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $575.00
    $1,150.00 September 27, 2019 December 4, 2019
    Andy Buruma
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $200.00
    $400.00 September 27, 2019 July 17, 2020
    Dennis Mozak
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $5,000.00
    $10,000.00 September 27, 2019 October 28, 2019
    Jed Wood
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $1,000.00
    $2,000.00 September 27, 2019 November 4, 2019
    John Volponi
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $142.50
    $285.00 September 27, 2019 October 7, 2019
    Joyce Fehr
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $2,350.00
    $4,700.00 September 27, 2019 Notice of Failure to Pay – June 26, 2020
    Lorna Mjolsness
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $500.00
    $1,000.00 September 27, 2019 October 9, 2019
    Marc DeLa Bruyere
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $4,250.00
    $8,500.00 September 27, 2019 October 8, 2019
    Ray Mills
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $2,500.00
    $5,000.00 September 27, 2019 October 27, 2019
    Tim Melton
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $131.25
    $262.50 September 27, 2019 October 17, 2019
    Robert Walker
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $800.00
    $1,600.00 July 29, 2019 Adjourned, Date TBD
    Kristin Ailsby
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $125.00
    $250.00 July 19, 2019 July 23, 2019
    Darren Thompson
    Political Contributor
    Section 34(1) of the EFCDA
    Contributed $3,500 to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP Leadership Contestant, with funds given or furnished by another person
    $5,250.00 July 17, 2019 Judicial Review, November 23, 2020, Calgary
    Writ of Enforcement filed in Court
    Jeff Callaway
    UCP Leadership Contestant
    Section 34(1.1) of the EFCDA
    Furnished $2,500 to Chris Scase for purpose of making a contribution to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP leadership contestant in the name of Janet Scase
    $2,000.00 July 17, 2019 Judicial Review, November 23, 2020, Calgary
    Administrative penalty payment plan agreement*
    Jeff Callaway
    UCP Leadership Contestant
    Section 34(1.1) of the EFCDA
    Furnished $3,000 to Chris Maitland for purpose of making a contribution to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP leadership contestant
    $2,000.00 July 17, 2019 Judicial Review, November 23, 2020, Calgary
    Administrative penalty payment plan agreement*
    Jeff Callaway
    UCP Leadership Contestant
    Section 34(1.1) of the EFCDA
    Furnished $3,500 to Darren Thompson for purpose of making a contribution to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP leadership contestant
    $2,000.00 July 17, 2019 Judicial Review, November 23, 2020, Calgary
    Administrative penalty payment plan agreement*
    Jeff Callaway
    UCP Leadership Contestant
    Section 34(1.1) of the EFCDA
    Furnished $4,000 to Nicole Callaway for purpose of making a contribution to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP leadership contestant
    $2,000.00 July 17, 2019 Judicial Review, November 23, 2020, Calgary
    Administrative penalty payment plan agreement*
    Jeff Callaway
    UCP Leadership Contestant
    Section 34(2) of the EFCDA
    Accepted a contribution of $2,500 from Janet Scase with furnished funds for purpose of making a contribution to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP leadership contestant
    $2,000.00 July 17, 2019 Judicial Review, November 23, 2020, Calgary
    Administrative penalty payment plan agreement*
    Jeff Callaway
    UCP Leadership Contestant
    Section 34(2) of the EFCDA
    Accepted a contribution of $3,000 from Amy Davies with furnished funds for purpose of making a contribution to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP leadership contestant
    $2,000.00 July 17, 2019 Judicial Review, November 23, 2020, Calgary
    Administrative penalty payment plan agreement*
    Jeff Callaway
    UCP Leadership Contestant
    Section 34(2) of the EFCDA
    Accepted a contribution of $3,000 from Cameron Davies with furnished funds for purpose of making a contribution to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP leadership contestant
    $2,000.00 July 17, 2019 Judicial Review, November 23, 2020, Calgary
    Administrative penalty payment plan agreement*
    Jeff Callaway
    UCP Leadership Contestant
    Section 34(2) of the EFCDA
    Accepted a contribution of $3,000 from David Ruiz with furnished funds for purpose of making a contribution to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP leadership contestant
    $2,000.00 July 17, 2019 Judicial Review, November 23, 2020, Calgary
    Administrative penalty payment plan agreement*
    Jeff Callaway
    UCP Leadership Contestant
    Section 34(2) of the EFCDA
    Accepted a contribution of $3,000 from Gurpreet Mann with furnished funds for purpose of making a contribution to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP leadership contestant
    $2,000.00 July 17, 2019 Judicial Review, November 23, 2020, Calgary
    Administrative penalty payment plan agreement*
    Jeff Callaway
    UCP Leadership Contestant
    Section 34(2) of the EFCDA
    Accepted a contribution of $3,000 from Hardyal Mann with furnished funds for purpose of making a contribution to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP leadership contestant
    $2,000.00 July 17, 2019 Judicial Review, November 23, 2020, Calgary
    Administrative penalty payment plan agreement*
    Jeff Callaway
    UCP Leadership Contestant
    Section 34(2) of the EFCDA
    Accepted a contribution of $3,000 from Kirandeep Mann with furnished funds for purpose of making a contribution to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP leadership contestant
    $2,000.00 July 17, 2019 Judicial Review, November 23, 2020, Calgary
    Administrative penalty payment plan agreement*
    Jeff Callaway
    UCP Leadership Contestant
    Section 34(2) of the EFCDA
    Accepted a contribution of $3,500 from Jeffrey Park with furnished funds for purpose of making a contribution to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP leadership contestant
    $2,000.00 July 17, 2019 Judicial Review, November 23, 2020, Calgary
    Administrative penalty payment plan agreement*
    Jeff Callaway
    UCP Leadership Contestant
    Section 34(2) of the EFCDA
    Accepted a contribution of $3,500 from Karen Brown with furnished funds for purpose of making a contribution to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP leadership contestant
    $2,000.00 July 17, 2019 Judicial Review, November 23, 2020, Calgary
    Administrative penalty payment plan agreement*
    Jeff Callaway
    UCP Leadership Contestant
    Section 34(2) of the EFCDA
    Accepted a contribution of $3,500 from Michelle Park with furnished funds for purpose of making a contribution to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP leadership contestant
    $2,000.00 July 17, 2019 Judicial Review, November 23, 2020, Calgary
    Administrative penalty payment plan agreement*
    Jeff Callaway
    UCP Leadership Contestant
    Section 34(2) of the EFCDA
    Accepted a contribution of $4,000 from Dannah Davies with furnished funds for purpose of making a contribution to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP leadership contestant
    $2,000.00 July 17, 2019 Judicial Review, November 23, 2020, Calgary
    Administrative penalty payment plan agreement*
    Jeff Callaway
    UCP Leadership Contestant
    Section 34(2) of the EFCDA
    Accepted a contribution of $4,000 from Darcy McAllister with furnished funds for purpose of making a contribution to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP leadership contestant
    $2,000.00 July 17, 2019 Judicial Review, November 23, 2020, Calgary
    Administrative penalty payment plan agreement*
    Jeff Callaway
    UCP Leadership Contestant
    Section 34(2) of the EFCDA
    Accepted a contribution of $4,000 from Maja McAllister with furnished funds for purpose of making a contribution to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP leadership contestant
    $2,000.00 July 17, 2019 Judicial Review, November 23, 2020, Calgary
    Administrative penalty payment plan agreement*
    Jeff Callaway
    UCP Leadership Contestant
    Section 34(2) of the EFCDA
    Accepted a contribution of $4,000 from Nicole Callaway with furnished funds for purpose of making a contribution to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP leadership contestant
    $2,000.00 July 17, 2019 Judicial Review, November 23, 2020, Calgary
    Administrative penalty payment plan agreement*
    Jeff Callaway
    UCP Leadership Contestant
    Section 34(2) of the EFCDA
    Solicited or accepted a contribution of $3,000 from Chris Maitland with furnished funds for purpose of making a contribution to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP leadership contestant
    $2,000.00 July 17, 2019 Judicial Review, November 23, 2020, Calgary
    Administrative penalty payment plan agreement*
    Jeff Callaway
    UCP Leadership Contestant
    Section 34(2) of the EFCDA
    Solicited or accepted a contribution of $3,500 from Darren Thompson with furnished funds for purpose of making a contribution to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP leadership contestant
    $2,000.00 July 17, 2019 Judicial Review, November 23, 2020, Calgary
    Administrative penalty payment plan agreement*
    Jeff Callaway
    UCP Leadership Contestant
    Section 34(2) of the EFCDA
    Solicited or accepted a contribution of $3,900 from Jennifer Thompson with furnished funds for purpose of making a contribution to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP leadership contestant
    $2,000.00 July 17, 2019 Judicial Review, November 23, 2020, Calgary
    Administrative penalty payment plan agreement*
    Jeff Callaway
    UCP Leadership Contestant
    Section 35(1)(a) of the EFCDA
    Solicited or accepted a $60,000 contribution that the contestant knew or ought to have known was from a prohibited person or entity
    $8,000.00 July 17, 2019 Judicial Review, November 23, 2020, Calgary
    Administrative penalty payment plan agreement*
    Jeff Callaway
    UCP Leadership Contestant
    Section 41.42(1) of the EFCDA
    Colluded with a third party, Robyn Lore, to circumvent a contribution limit
    $15,000.00 July 17, 2019 Judicial Review, November 23, 2020, Calgary
    Administrative penalty payment plan agreement*
    Jeff Callaway
    UCP Leadership Contestant
    Section 46 of the EA
    Knowingly made false statement on Leadership Contestant Financial Statement filed with the CEO
    $5,000.00 July 17, 2019 Judicial Review, November 23, 2020, Calgary
    Administrative penalty payment plan agreement*
    Jennifer Thompson
    Political Contributor
    Section 34(1) of the EFCDA
    Contributed $3,900 to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP Leadership Contestant, with funds given or furnished by Energize Alberta Corp., a prohibited entity
    $5,850.00 July 17, 2019 Judicial Review, November 23, 2020, Calgary
    Randy Kerr
    Campaign Manager
    Section 34(1) of the EFCDA
    Contributed $4,000 to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP Leadership Contestant, with funds given or furnished by another person
    $10,000.00 July 17, 2019 Judicial Review, November 23, 2020, Calgary
    Christopher Maitland
    Political Contributor
    Section 34(1) of the EFCDA
    Contributed $3,000 to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP leadership contestant, with funds given or furnished by another person
    $4,500.00 June 3, 2019 Appeal and Judicial review of admininstrative penalty adjourned, date TBD
    Christopher Scase
    Political Contributor
    Section 34(1) of the EFCDA
    Contributed $2,500 to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP leadership contestant, with furnished funds in the name of Janet Scase
    $1,750.00 June 3, 2019 June 28, 2019
    Akesh Aheer
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $129.00
    $258.00 May 22, 2019 Notice of Failure to Pay – June 26, 2020
    Alyssa Brandt
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $104.75
    $209.50 May 22, 2019 June 10, 2019
    Anne Hobbs
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $256.25
    $512.50 May 22, 2019 May 25, 2019
    Annie Freeze
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $500.00
    $1,000.00 May 22, 2019 May 25, 2019
    Brad Zumwalt
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $375.00
    $700.00 May 22, 2019 May 27, 2019
    Brandon Stevens
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $753.22
    $1,506.44 May 22, 2019 October 4, 2019
    Brendon Farrell
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $2,500.00
    $5,000.00 May 22, 2019 July 9, 2019
    Brian Gingras
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $1,000.00
    $2,000.00 May 22, 2019 May 30, 2019
    Brian Stoddard
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $187.50
    $375.00 May 22, 2019 June 6, 2019
    Cameron Davies
    Co-Campaign Manager
    Jeff Callaway UCP Leadership Campaign
    Section 34(1) of the EFCDA
    Contributed $3,000 to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP leadership contestant with furnished funds in the name of Amy Davies
    $2,000.00 May 22, 2019 Writ of enforcement filed
    Cameron Davies
    Co-Campaign Manager
    Jeff Callaway UCP Leadership Campaign
    Section 34(1) of the EFCDA
    Contributed $3,000 to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP leadership contestant with furnished funds in the name of David Ruiz
    $2,000.00 May 22, 2019 Writ of enforcement filed
    Cameron Davies
    Co-Campaign Manager
    Jeff Callaway UCP Leadership Campaign
    Section 34(1.1) of the EFCDA
    Furnished $3,500 to Karen Brown for purpose of making contribution to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP leadership contestant
    $2,000.00 May 22, 2019 Writ of enforcement filed
    Cameron Davies
    Co-Campaign Manager
    Jeff Callaway UCP Leadership Campaign
    Section 34(1.1) of the EFCDA
    Furnished $7,000 to Jeffrey Park for purpose of making contributions to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP leadership contestant in the names of Jeffrey Park and Michelle Park
    $2,000.00 May 22, 2019 Writ of enforcement filed
    Cameron Davies
    Co-Campaign Manager
    Jeff Callaway UCP Leadership Campaign
    Section 34(1.1) of the EFCDA
    Furnished $8,000 to Darcy McAllister for purpose of making contributions to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP leadership contestant in the names of Darcy McAllister and Maja McAllister
    $2,000.00 May 22, 2019 Writ of enforcement filed
    Cameron Davies
    Co-Campaign Manager
    Jeff Callaway UCP Leadership Campaign
    Section 34(1.1) of the EFCDA
    Furnished $9,000 to Lenore Eaton for purpose of making contributions to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP leadership contestant in the names of Hardyal Mann, Kirandeep Mann and Gurpreet Mann
    $2,000.00 May 22, 2019 Writ of enforcement filed
    Christopher Potter
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $1,500.00
    $3,000.00 May 22, 2019 June 12, 2019
    Christopher Seaver
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $1,000.00
    $2,000.00 May 22, 2019 Notice of Failure to Pay – June 26, 2020
    Colin Steele
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $200.00
    $400.00 May 22, 2019 June 11, 2019
    David Finlay
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $225.00
    $450.00 May 22, 2019 May 28, 2019
    David Steadman
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $900.00
    $1,800.00 May 22, 2019 June 8, 2019
    David Toronchuk
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $1,754.90
    $3,509.80 May 22, 2019 May 27, 2019
    Debra Thompson
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $2,301.20
    $4,602.40 May 22, 2019 Application for Appeal adjourned, date TBD
    Dennis Zentner
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $2,750.00
    $5,500.00 May 22, 2019 Paid May 30, 2019.
    Application for Appeal adjourned, date TBD
    Douglas O’Halloran
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $506.00
    $1,012.00 May 22, 2019 June 11, 2019
    Douglas Pawsey
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $1,505.00
    $3,010.00 May 22, 2019 May 27, 2019
    Eddy Stahl
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $500.00
    $1,000.00 May 22, 2019 May 27, 2019
    Erica Bullwinkle
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $$211.25
    $422.50 May 22, 2019 June 7, 2019
    Frank Wilson
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $1,350.00
    $2,700.00 May 22, 2019 Notice of Failure to Pay – June 26, 2020
    Fred Pheasey
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $300.00
    $600.00 May 22, 2019 June 12, 2019
    Garrett Spelliscy
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $350.00
    $700.00 May 22, 2019 June 11, 2019
    Gordon Gill
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $250.00
    $500.00 May 22, 2019 June 3, 2019
    Greg Scott
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $187.50
    $375.00 May 22, 2019 May 28, 2019
    Hahn Nguyen
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $3,190.50
    $6,381.00 May 22, 2019 Notice of Failure to Pay – June 26, 2020
    Harold Parfett
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $2,500.00
    $5,000.00 May 22, 2019 June 5, 2019
    James Burns
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $1,500.00
    $3,000.00 May 22, 2019 June 5, 2019
    Jeanette Budzinski
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $262.50
    $525.00 May 22, 2019 May 25, 2019
    Jim Davidson
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $325.00
    $750.00 May 22, 2019 Notice of Failure to Pay – June 26, 2020
    John Boonstra
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $825.00
    $1,650.00 May 22, 2019 June 12, 2019
    John Dean
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $125.00
    $250.00 May 22, 2019 July 25, 2019
    John Wipf
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $720.00
    $1,440.00 May 22, 2019 June 11, 2019
    Karlie Hanoski
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $120.00
    $216.00 May 22, 2019 June 18, 2019
    Ken Farkesh
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $200.00
    $400.00 May 22, 2019 June 5, 2019
    Larry John Thompson
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $5,801.20
    $10,000.00 May 22, 2019 Application for Appeal adjourned, date TBD
    Laurie Swalm
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $1,605.00
    $3,210.00 May 22, 2019 June 12, 2019
    Leela Aheer
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $1,000.00
    $2,000.00 May 22, 2019 Appeal and Judicial review of admininstrative penalty adjourned, date TBD
    Lenore Eaton
    Chief Financial Officer
    Jeff Callaway UCP Leadership Campaign
    Section 35(2) of the EFCDA
    Failed to advise CEO of $7,600 prohibited contribution accepted from Energize Alberta Corp
    $5,000.00 May 22, 2019 Paid May 9, 2019
    Judicial review adjourned, date TBD
    Lenore Eaton
    Chief Financial Officer
    Jeff Callaway UCP Leadership Campaign
    Section 46 of the EFCDA
    Knowingly made false statement on Leadership Contestant Financial Statement filed with CEO
    $5,000.00 May 22, 2019 Paid May 9, 2019
    Judicial review adjourned, date TBD
    Logan Porter
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $112.50
    $225.00 May 22, 2019 June 9, 2019
    Lorne Swalm
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $105.00
    $210.00 May 22, 2019 June 12, 2019
    Lorraine Bodnarek
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $1,572.05
    $3,144.10 May 22, 2019 July 15, 2019
    Lorris Williams
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $600.00
    $1,200.00 May 22, 2019 June 4, 2019
    Margaret Southern
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $200.00
    $400.00 May 22, 2019 June 4, 2019
    Marilyn Pawsey
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $300.00
    $600.00 May 22, 2019 May 27, 2019
    Michael Vandale
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $285.00
    $570.00 May 22, 2019 June 11, 2019
    Murray Kulak
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $1,874.65
    $3,749.30 May 22, 2019 May 27, 2019
    Myles Bosman
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $250.00
    $500.00 May 22, 2019 May 29, 2019
    Natalie Bach
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $187.50
    $375.00 May 22, 2019 May 30, 2019
    Peter Williams
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $1,000.00
    $2,000.00 May 22, 2019 June 3, 2019
    Reid Hogan
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $2,000.00
    $4,000.00 May 22, 2019 June 6, 2019
    Robert Turner
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $247.50
    $495.00 May 22, 2019 June 10, 2019
    Rod McWilliam
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $400.00
    $800.00 May 22, 2019 July 17, 2019
    Ross Glen
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $1,300.00
    $2,600.00 May 22, 2019 Application for Appeal adjourned, date TBD
    Scott Haggins
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $1,000.00
    $2,000.00 May 22, 2019 June 12, 2019
    Shane Wenzel
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $1,000.00
    $2,000.00 May 22, 2019 Application for Appeal adjourned, date TBD
    Siobhan Vipond
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $120.00
    $240.00 May 22, 2019 July 17, 2019
    Steve Martinson
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $250.00
    $500.00 May 22, 2019 July 22, 2019
    Tracy Allard
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $130.81
    $261.62 May 22, 2019 June 11, 2019
    Victor Walls
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $1,300.00
    $2,600.00 May 22, 2019 May 28, 2019
    Amy Davies
    Political Contributor
    Section 34(1) of the EFCDA
    Contributed $3,000 to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP leadership contestant, with funds given or furnished by another person
    $3,000.00 May 2, 2019 May 13, 2019
    Jeffrey Park
    Political Contributor
    Section 34(1) of the EFCDA
    Contributed $3,500 to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP leadership contestant, with funds given or furnished by another person
    $5,250.00 April 25, 2019 Appeal and Judicial review of admininstrative penalty adjourned, date TBD
    Jeffrey Park
    Political Contributor
    Section 34(1.1) of the EFCDA
    Furnished $3,500 to Michelle Park, for purpose of making contribution to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP leadership contestant
    $5,250.00 April 25, 2019 Appeal and Judicial review of admininstrative penalty adjourned, date TBD
    Edward Stahl
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2017 by $2,500.00
    $5,000.00 April 9, 2019 April 30, 2019
    Diane Ritchie
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2017 by $131.25
    $262.50 March 28, 2019 April 9, 2019
    Wade Challand
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2017 by $375.00
    $750.00 March 28, 2019 April 9, 2019
    Hardyal Mann
    Political Contributor
    Section 34(1) of the EFCDA
    Contributed $3,000 to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP leadership contestant, with funds given or furnished by another person
    $3,000.00 March 27, 2019 April 26, 2019
    Hardyal Mann
    Political Contributor
    Section 34(1.1) of the EFCDA
    Furnished $3,000 to Gurpreet Mann for purpose of making contribution to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP Leadership Contestant
    $3,000.00 March 27, 2019 April 26, 2019
    Hardyal Mann
    Political Contributor
    Section 34(1.1) of the EFCDA
    Furnished $3,000 to Kirandeep Mann for purpose of making contribution to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP Leadership Contestant
    $3,000.00 March 27, 2019 April 26, 2019
    Darcy McAllister
    Political Contributor
    Section 34(1) of the EFCDA
    Contributed $4,000 to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP leadership contestant, with funds given or furnished by another person
    $4,000.00 March 19, 2019 May 21, 2019
    Darcy McAllister
    Political Contributor
    Section 34(1.1) of the EFCDA
    Furnished $4,000 to Maja McAllister, for purpose of making contribution to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP leadership contestant
    $4,000.00 March 19, 2019 July 18, 2019
    James Evaskevich
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2017 by $150.00
    $300.00 March 15, 2019 March 20, 2019
    Paul Collins
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2017 by $240.00
    $480.00 March 15, 2019 July 26, 2019
    David Bisset
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2017 by $500.00
    $1,000.00 March 8, 2019 May 2, 2019
    Frances Olson
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2017 by $105.00
    $210.00 March 8, 2019 March 14, 2019
    Gord Moors
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2017 by $400.00
    $800.00 March 8, 2019 August 1, 2019
    Greg Fletcher
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2017 by $131.25
    $262.50 March 8, 2019 March 15, 2019
    Hahn Nguyen
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2017 by $3,904.00
    $7,808.00 March 8, 2019 Writ of enforcement filed
    Ian Cartwright
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2017 by $500.00
    $1,000.00 March 8, 2019 March 22, 2019
    Jefrey Boyce
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2017 by $1,500.00
    $3,000.00 March 8, 2019 April 30, 2019
    Margaret Southern
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2017 by $1,500.00
    $3,000.00 March 8, 2019 March 20, 2019
    Nick Taylor
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2017 by $105.00
    $210.00 March 8, 2019 August 7, 2020
    Patrick Powell
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2017 by $1,500.00
    $3,000.00 March 8, 2019 July 24, 2019
    Ronald Johnson
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2017 by $300.00
    $600.00 March 8, 2019 April 11, 2019
    Victor Wall
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2017 by $250.00
    $500.00 March 8, 2019 March 14, 2019
    Wayne Foo
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2017 by $1,500.00
    $3,000.00 March 8, 2019 March 13, 2019
    Karen Brown
    Political Contributor
    Section 34(1) of the EFCDA
    Contributed $3,500 to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP leadership contestant, with funds given or furnished by another person
    $3,500.00 February 28, 2019 October 1, 2019
    Cameron Davies
    Co-Campaign Manager
    Jeff Callaway UCP Leadership Campaign
    Section 45 of the EFCDA (Offence #1)
    Obstruction of an investigation
    $7,500.00 February 26, 2019 Writ of enforcement filed
    Cameron Davies
    Co-Campaign Manager
    Jeff Callaway UCP Leadership Campaign
    Section 45 of the EFCDA (Offence #2)
    Obstruction of an investigation
    $7,500.00 February 26, 2019 Writ of enforcement filed
    Canadian Taxpayers Federation
    Third Party
    Section 9.1 (1) of the EFCDA
    Failure to apply for registration as third party
    $6,000.00 January 8, 2019 Constitutional Challenge, adjourned, date TBD

    *Jeff Callaway has paid $4,000 of the $70,000 aggregate total administrative penalty under his payment plan agreement.


    Office of the Chief Electoral Officer

    Dates
    (Note 1)
    Contributor Recipient Circumstances
    (Note 2)
    Direct Contribution Amount
    (Note 3)
    Penalty issued by CEO to the Contributor
    (Note 4)
    Return of Contribution by the Recipient
    (Note 5)
    Commenced:
    May 30, 2018
    Concluded:
    April 26, 2019
    Sorbie Holdings Inc. and Costa Grigoriadis The Wildrose Party Contravention of section 35(1)(a) of the EFCDA. The Wildrose Party accepted a $100 prohibited contribution from Costa Grigoriadis, non-resident individual, and $100 from Sorbie Holdings Inc., a prohibited corporation. $200 Letters of Reprimand to each contributor.

    An administrative penalty in the amount of $750 was issued against the Party.

    An order to return the $200 in prohibited contributions was made.  The Wildrose Party cooperated and compiled with the order. An administrative penalty in the amount of $750 was imposed against the Party.  Penalty amount paid October 1, 2019 from cheque dated September 9, 2019. This information is posted in accordance with section 5.2(3)(a).
    Commenced:
    June 01, 2018
    Concluded:
    April 26, 2019
    1. Paul Hart United Conservative Party of Alberta (UCP) Contravention of section 35(1)(a) of the EFCDA. The UCP accepted 8 prohibited contributions from 5 individuals not ordinarily resident in Alberta and 3 corporations, as follows: 1. $30 Letters of Reprimand to each contributor. An order to return the $870 in prohibited contributions was made.  The UCP cooperated and compiled with the order. An administrative penalty against the UCP in the amount of $870 was imposed. Penalty amount paid October 4, 2019. This information is posted in accordance with section 5.2(3)(a).
    2. Doug Earle 2. $20
    3. Guy Barclay 3. $300
    4. Janet Cordes 4. $100
    5. Steve Sibbeston 5. $100
    6. Terra Firma Financial Inc. 6. $200
    7. Richard A R Dear Prof. Corp. 7. $100
    8. Sultan Management Group (SMG) 8. $20

    Note 1 :
    Dates shown refer to the commencement and conclusion of the investigation. The date commenced will reflect the date shown on the initial complaint, if the investigation was initiated by an external source. If the investigation was initiated by the Chief Electoral Officer, the date the decision was made to investigate will appear. If an allegation regarding an excessive or prohibited contribution is founded, an investigation is commenced to determine whether the recipient violated the EFCDA. In this case, the date concluded will reflect the date that the investigation into the recipient’s acceptance of the contribution was completed and appropriate notice was provided to those involved. If an allegation is unfounded, the date concluded will reflect the date that appropriate notice was provided to those involved.

    Note 2 :
    Disclosure is limited, by law, to violations that occurred on or after December 10, 2009. Results of investigations of alleged violations that occurred prior to that date cannot be disclosed, in accordance with the confidentiality provisions of the Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act (the Act). Section references refer to the Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act ( the Act) .

    Note 3 :
    *Section 23 of the Act prescribes that if the individual charge for a ticket to a fundraising function is more than $50, the expense portion is $25 and the balance is deemed to be a contribution (effective to December 31, 2012 ).

    Note 4 :
    Several criteria were considered in the assessment of penalties, including:

    • Materiality/severity
    • Number of violations
    • Cooperation/self-reporting
    • Due diligence/policies established to ensure compliance

    Note 5 :
    Effective April 22, 2010, the Chief Electoral Officer had statutory authority to order a political entity to return prohibited contributions to the contributor, in accordance with section 51.1 of the Act . Prior to that, the political entity was advised to consider the voluntary return of a prohibited contribution. An order is made when it is determined that a prohibited corporation made a contribution in violation of the Act. An order does not indicate any finding of statutory violation on the part of the political entity by the Chief Electoral Officer. This information is updated to reflect contributions that have been returned.

  • Office of the Election Commissioner

    Name Offence Penalty Amount Date Issued Date Paid
    (or Amt Paid to Date)
    Alberta Can’t Wait
    Registered Third Party
    Section 44.82(1-5) of the EFCDA
    Failure to file advertising contributions statements with CEO in 2017 & 2018
    $1,000.00 December 6, 2018 January 18, 2019
    Pro-Life Alberta
    Registered Political Party
    Section 9.2(10) of the EFCDA
    Failed to submit results of Leadership Contest to CEO
    $750.00 November 15, 2018 December 3, 2018
    Yash Sharma
    Nomination Contestant Alberta Party
    Section 9(1.1) of the EFCDA
    Incurred approx. $800 expenses outside of the campaign period
    $1,200.00 October 1, 2018 October 29, 2018
    Yash Sharma
    Nomination Contestant Alberta Party
    Sections 35(1) & 9(1.1) of the EFCDA
    Solicited & accepted prohibited in-kind contribution of approx. $800 from Millcreek Plaza outside campaign period
    $1,200.00 October 1, 2018 October 29, 2018

    Office of the Chief Electoral Officer

    Dates
    (Note 1)
    Contributor Recipient Circumstances
    (Note 2)
    Direct Contribution Amount
    (Note 3)
    Penalty issued by CEO to the Contributor (Note 4) Return of Contribution by the Recipient
    (Note 5)
    Commenced: January 2016
    Concluded: May 2018
    N/A Fahad Khan, Chief Financial Officer for Wildrose Party Candidate Saqib Raja
    in the Electoral Division of Edmonton-Mill Creek
    On September 8, 2015, Saqib Raja, Candidate and Fahad Khan, CFO, filed the candidate’s financial statement in which it stated that Canada Prime Marketing and Judicious Professional Solutions Inc. contributions exceeded the imposed limit of $2,000, in breach of section 19(1) of the EFCDA. N/A An administrative penalty in the amount of
    $750 was issued to Fahad Khan, Chief Financial Officer.
    The penalty was paid May 8, 2018.
    This information is posted in accordance with section 5.2(3)(a).
    Commenced: September 2016
    Concluded: April 2018
    Canada Prime Marketing Wildrose Party Candidate Saqib Raja, in the Electoral Division of
    Edmonton-Mill Creek
    Canada Prime Marketing exceeded the contribution limit by $3,000 in the 2015 General Election,
    contrary to
    section 17(1)(b)(ii) of the EFCDA.
    $5,000 An administrative penalty in the amount of
    $3,000 was issued to the contributor, Canada Prime Marketing.
    The penalty was paid May 8, 2018.
    This information is posted in accordance with section 5.2(3)(a).
    Commenced: February 2017
    Concluded: April 2018
    Judicious Professional Solutions Inc. Wildrose Party Candidate Saqib Raja, in the Electoral Division of
    Edmonton-Mill Creek
    Judicious Professional Solutions Inc. exceeded the contribution limit by $221 in the 2015 General Election, contrary to section 17(1)(b)(ii) of the EFCDA. $2,221 An administrative penalty in the amount of
    $221 was issued to the contributor, Judicious Professional Solutions Inc.
    The penalty was paid May 8, 2018.
    This information is posted in accordance with section 5.2(3)(a).

     

    Note 1 :
    Dates shown refer to the commencement and conclusion of the investigation. The date commenced will reflect the date shown on the initial complaint, if the investigation was initiated by an external source. If the investigation was initiated by the Chief Electoral Officer, the date the decision was made to investigate will appear. If an allegation regarding an excessive or prohibited contribution is founded, an investigation is commenced to determine whether the recipient violated the EFCDA. In this case, the date concluded will reflect the date that the investigation into the recipient’s acceptance of the contribution was completed and appropriate notice was provided to those involved. If an allegation is unfounded, the date concluded will reflect the date that appropriate notice was provided to those involved.

    Note 2 :
    Disclosure is limited, by law, to violations that occurred on or after December 10, 2009. Results of investigations of alleged violations that occurred prior to that date cannot be disclosed, in accordance with the confidentiality provisions of the Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act (the Act). Section references refer to the Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act ( the Act) .

    Note 3 :
    *Section 23 of the Act prescribes that if the individual charge for a ticket to a fundraising function is more than $50, the expense portion is $25 and the balance is deemed to be a contribution (effective to December 31, 2012 ).

    Note 4 :
    Several criteria were considered in the assessment of penalties, including:

    • Materiality/severity
    • Number of violations
    • Cooperation/self-reporting
    • Due diligence/policies established to ensure compliance

    Note 5 :
    Effective April 22, 2010, the Chief Electoral Officer had statutory authority to order a political entity to return prohibited contributions to the contributor, in accordance with section 51.1 of the Act . Prior to that, the political entity was advised to consider the voluntary return of a prohibited contribution. An order is made when it is determined that a prohibited corporation made a contribution in violation of the Act . An order does not indicate any finding of statutory violation on the part of the political entity by the Chief Electoral Officer. This information is updated to reflect contributions that have been returned.

  • EFCDA

    Dates
    (Note 1)
    Contributor Recipient Circumstances
    (Note 2)
    Direct Contribution Amount
    (Note 3)
    Penalty issued by CEO to the Contributor
    (Note 4)
    Return of Contribution by the Recipient
    (Note 5)
    Commenced:
    March 2016
    Concluded:
    March 2017
    Alberta Social Credit Party N/A The Party, proposing to hold a leadership contest, did not promptly file with the Chief Electoral Officer, the statement and application required under section 9.2(1) of the EFCDA. N/A An administrative penalty in the amount of $500 was issued against the Party. Penalty amount paid April 18, 2017. This information is posted in accordance with section 5.2(3)(a).
    Commenced:
    April 2016
    Concluded:
    March 2017
    Chief Financial Officer for the Wildrose Party N/A On March 31, 2015, the Party CFO breached section 42(1) of the EFCDA by submitting an annual financial statement for the Party for year 2014 that was significantly not in the form and manner approved by the Chief Electoral Officer. N/A An administrative penalty in the amount of $750 was issued to the contributor. Penalty amount paid December 19, 2016. This information is posted in accordance with section 5.2(3)(a).
    Commenced:
    April 2016
    Concluded:
    March 2017
    Wildrose Party N/A On March 31, 2015, the Party breached section 42(1) of the EFCDA when it submitted an audited annual financial statement for year 2014 that was significantly not in the form and manner approved by the Chief Electoral Officer. N/A An administrative penalty in the amount of $2,500 was issued against the Party. Penalty amount paid February 24, 2017. This information is posted in accordance with section 5.2(3)(a).
    Commenced:
    September 2016
    Concluded:
    March 2017
    Alberta Liberal Party
    Constituency Associations:
    N/A On March 31, 2015, the constituency associations breached section 42 of the EFCDA by failing to file the 2015 annual financial statements as required under section 42, resulting in the cancellation of the registration of the constituency associations under section 10(3). N/A An administrative penalty was issued against each CA: The penalty amount for each CA was paid April 13, 2017, with the exception of Calgary-McCall. This information is posted in accordance with section 5.2(3)(a).
    1. Lesser Slave Lake 1. $200
    2. Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill 2. $100
    3. Calgary-McCall 3. $100
    4. Banff-Cochrane 4. $200
    5. Cypress-Medicine Hat 5. $200
    6. Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville 6. $200
    7. Grande Prairie-Smoky 7. $100
    Commenced:
    November 2016
    Concluded:
    March 2017
    Chief Financial Officer for the Alberta Liberal Party N/A Polling day for the Calgary-Foothills By-election was September 3, 2015.  Campaign period financial statements were due on March 3, 2016. Elections Alberta received a campaign period financial statement on March 17, 2016. The Party breached section 43(1) due to late-filing. N/A An administrative penalty in the amount of $500 was issued against the contributor. Penalty amount paid May 25, 2017. This information is posted in accordance with section 5.2(3)(a).

    Election Act

    Dates Subject of the Complaint Circumstances Decision Penalty
    Commenced:
    October 2015
    Concluded:
    January 2017
    Independent Candidate in the Electoral Division of Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre. As a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) section 19.1(1) of the Election Act  was breached for failure to take all reasonable steps to protect the list of electors, and the information contained in it, from loss and unauthorized use. An administrative penalty in the amount of $500 was issued for contravention of section 19.1 of the Election Act. A Notice of Appeal was filed to the Court of Queen’s Bench in March 2017. On June 22, 2018, an application for guidance and cross application for production of further records was dismissed with costs ($500). The Application with the Court of Queen’s Bench is set for January 23-24, 2020. $500 Court of Queen’s Bench cost paid March 22, 2019 Court of Appeal Application set for January 23-24, 2020. This information is posted in accordance with section 4.4(3)(a).
    Commenced:
    September 2015
    Concluded:
    February 2017
    Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Candidate in the Electoral Division of Calgary-Foothills in the 2015 By-election in Calgary-Foothills. The registered candidate in the September 3, 2015 By- election in Calgary-Foothills contravened section 135.3 of the Election Act  by transmitting the results of an election survey that was not based on recognized statistical method to the public during an election period, without indicating that the survey was not based on recognized statistical methods. An administrative penalty in the amount of $200 was issued against the registered candidate in the September 3, 2015 By-election in Calgary-Foothills for contravention of section 135.3 of the Election Act. Penalty amount paid February 7, 2017. This information is posted in accordance with section 4.4(3)(a).
    Commenced:
    May 2015
    Concluded:
    March 2017
    Campaign Volunteer for Progressive Conservative Candidate in the Electoral Division of Calgary-McCall in the 2015 Provincial General Election. In relation to a dinner event held on April 24, 2015 at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Centre in Calgary, for the purpose of influencing an elector to vote for a particular candidate or registered political party, the campaign volunteer caused or permitted food or beverages to be provided to an elector, in contravention of section 162 of the Election Act. An administrative penalty in the amount of $500 was issued to the individual. This information is posted in accordance with section 4.4(3)(a).
    Commenced:
    August 2015
    Concluded:
    March 2017
    Campaign Managers for Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Candidate in the Electoral Division of Edmonton-Ellerslie in the 2015 Provincial General Election. As co-campaign managers, section 160 of the Election Act  was contravened by making or publishing a false statement in relation to the character or conduct of a candidate, during an election, for the purpose of affecting the voting for that candidate. An administrative penalty in the amount of $1,200 each was issued against each campaign manager for contravention of section 160 of the Election Act. One day Queen’s Bench Hearing scheduled for May 17, 2018. This information is posted in accordance with section 4.4(3)(a).
    Commenced:
    August 2015
    Concluded:
    March 2017
    Campaign Volunteer for Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Candidate in the Electoral Division of Edmonton-Ellerslie in the 2015 Provincial General Election. As a volunteer with the candidate campaign, section 160 of the Election Act  was contravened by making or publishing a false statement in relation to the character or conduct of a candidate, during an election, for the purpose of affecting the voting for that candidate. An administrative penalty in the amount of $600 was issued for contravention of section 160 of the Election Act. Penalty amount paid April 26, 2017. This information is posted in accordance with section 4.4(3)(a).
    Commenced:
    August 2015
    Concluded:
    March 2017
    Campaign Volunteer for Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Candidate in the Electoral Division of Edmonton-Ellerslie in the 2015 Provincial General Election. As a volunteer with the candidate campaign, section 160 of the Election Act was contravened by making or publishing a false statement in relation to the character or conduct of a candidate, during an election, for the purpose of affecting the voting for that candidate. An administrative penalty in the amount of $500 was issued for contravention of section 160 of the Election Act. This information is posted in accordance with section 4.4(3)(a).
    Commenced:
    August 2015
    Concluded:
    March 2017
    Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Candidate in the Electoral Division of Edmonton-Ellerslie. As a registered candidate in the 2015 General Election, section 134(2)(a) of the Election Act was contravened by not complying with the requirements for an advertisement sponsored by a registered candidate, in relation to flyers distributed in Edmonton-Ellerslie. An administrative penalty in the amount of $400 was issued for contravention of section 134(2)(a) of the Election Act. Penalty amount paid March 28, 2017. This information is posted in accordance with section 4.4(3)(a).
    Notice of Administrative Penalty:
    July 15, 2016
    Independent Candidate in the Electoral Division of Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre in the 2015 Provincial General Election. In the course of the 2015 Provincial General Election, a candidate erected signage in their electoral division. Complaints came into the Chief Electoral Officer that the signs may not have complied with contact information requirements under section 134(2) of the Election Act. The Chief Electoral Officer investigated and found that the candidate had breached section 134(2) and the Chief Electoral Officer Guidelines for Election Advertising  made under that section. An administrative penalty in the amount of $250 was issued for contravention of section 153.1 of the Election Act. $4,056.80 in costs awarded by the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court were paid on August 27, 2019. This information is posted in accordance with section 4.4(3)(a).
    Appeal decision from Court of Queen’s Bench: October 5, 2017 A Notice of Appeal was filed to the Court of Queen’s Bench in August 2018; the appeal was dismissed. An Application was filed with the Court of Appeal. On October 16, 2018, the Court of Appeal dismissed the application and awarded $2,737.96 in costs. On November 15, 2018, the registered candidate sought leave to the Supreme Court of Canada. The application was denied and $1,318.84 in costs were awarded.
    Commenced:
    April 2016
    Concluded:
    October 2017
    Rogers Media Inc.
    operating as 660News
    660News (Rogers Media Inc.) was the first person to transmit the results of an election survey during an election period, but did not provide the wording of the survey questions or the means to obtain a report on the results of the survey.  In doing so, Rogers Media Inc. contravened section 135.2(2) of the Election Act. An administrative penalty in the amount of $200 was issued for contravention of section 135.2(2) of the Election Act. Penalty amount paid October 20, 2017. This information is posted in accordance with section 4.4(3)(a).

    Note 1 :
    Dates shown refer to the commencement and conclusion of the investigation. The date commenced will reflect the date shown on the initial complaint, if the investigation was initiated by an external source. If the investigation was initiated by the Chief Electoral Officer, the date the decision was made to investigate will appear. If an allegation regarding an excessive or prohibited contribution is founded, an investigation is commenced to determine whether the recipient violated the EFCDA. In this case, the date concluded will reflect the date that the investigation into the recipient’s acceptance of the contribution was completed and appropriate notice was provided to those involved. If an allegation is unfounded, the date concluded will reflect the date that appropriate notice was provided to those involved.

    Note 2 :
    Disclosure is limited, by law, to violations that occurred on or after December 10, 2009. Results of investigations of alleged violations that occurred prior to that date cannot be disclosed, in accordance with the confidentiality provisions of the Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act (the Act). Section references refer to the Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act ( the Act) .

    Note 3 :
    *Section 23 of the Act prescribes that if the individual charge for a ticket to a fundraising function is more than $50, the expense portion is $25 and the balance is deemed to be a contribution (effective to December 31, 2012 ).

    Note 4 :
    Several criteria were considered in the assessment of penalties, including:

    • Materiality/severity
    • Number of violations
    • Cooperation/self-reporting
    • Due diligence/policies established to ensure compliance

    Note 5 :
    Effective April 22, 2010, the Chief Electoral Officer had statutory authority to order a political entity to return prohibited contributions to the contributor, in accordance with section 51.1 of the Act . Prior to that, the political entity was advised to consider the voluntary return of a prohibited contribution. An order is made when it is determined that a prohibited corporation made a contribution in violation of the Act . An order does not indicate any finding of statutory violation on the part of the political entity by the Chief Electoral Officer. This information is updated to reflect contributions that have been returned.

  • EFCDA

    Dates
    (Note 1)
    Contributor Recipient Circumstances
    (Note 2)
    Direct Contribution Amount
    (Note 3)
    Penalty issued by CEO to the Contributor
    (Note 4)
    Return of Contribution by the Recipient
    (Note 5)
    Commenced:
    January 2016
    Concluded:
    July 2016
    Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta N/A Late filing of Campaign Financial Statement N/A An administrative penalty in the amount of $500 was issued against Party CFO for failure to file 2015 Provincial General Election campaign statement by filing due date. Penalty amount paid May 13, 2016 from cheque dated May 9, 2016.
    Commenced:
    January 2016
    Concluded:
    July 2016
    Wildrose Party N/A Late filing of Campaign Financial Statement N/A An administrative penalty in the amount of $500 was issued against Party CFO for failure to file 2015 Provincial General Election campaign statement by filing due date. Penalty amount paid April 25, 2016 from cheque dated April 20, 2016.
    Commenced:
    November 2014
    Concluded:
    June 2016
    Raj Sherman Professional Corp. Empress Group Ltd. Edmonton-Meadowlark Alberta Liberal Party Constituency Association Raj Sherman Professional Corp.and Empress Group Ltd. were deemed a single corporation, in accordance with section 1(3), and violated section 17(1)(a)(ii) by making an over-contribution in the 2011 annual period to the constituency association, in the 2012 annual period to the consitiuency association and in the 2013 annual period to the Alberta Liberal Party. $2,000 in 2011 An administrative penalty in the amount of $500 was assessed to Empress Group Ltd. for the over- contribution in 2013.  The time limits under section 51.02 for imposing penalties for 2011 and 2012 had expired. The constituency association was ordered to return the excessive contribution amount of $1,000 for 2011, $1,000 for 2012 and the Party was ordered to return $2,000 for 2013.  The refunds were issued. This information is posted in accordance with section 5.2(3)(a).
    Alberta Liberal Party $2,000 in 2012
    $17,000 in 2013
    Commenced:
    February 2016
    Concluded:
    December 2016
    Empress Group Ltd Alberta Liberal Party The Alberta Liberal Party accepted a contribution from Empress Group Ltd. that exceeded the contribution limits in contravention of section 19(1) of the EFCDA. $17,000 An administrative penalty of $2,000 was issued against the Alberta Liberal Party under section 51.01(2) of the EFCDA. The Party was ordered to return the excessive contribution amount of $2,000. The refund was issued. The penalty was paid November 21, 2016 from a cheque dated November 18, 2016. This information is posted in accordance with section 5.2(3)(a).

    Election Act

    Dates Subject of the Complaint Circumstances Decision Penalty
    Commenced: April 2015
    Concluded: October 2016
    Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Candidate in the Electoral Division of Calgary-Elbow. The registered candidate in the 2015 Provincial General Election contravened section 134 of the Election Act  by not complying with the requirements for advertisements sponsored by a registered
    candidate.
    An administrative penalty in the amount of $250 was issued against the registered candidate in the 2015 Provincial General Election for contravention of section 134 of the Election Act . Penalty amount paid September 8, 2016 from cheque dated September 6, 2016.

     

    Note 1 :
    Dates shown refer to the commencement and conclusion of the investigation. The date commenced will reflect the date shown on the initial complaint, if the investigation was initiated by an external source. If the investigation was initiated by the Chief Electoral Officer, the date the decision was made to investigate will appear. If an allegation regarding an excessive or prohibited contribution is founded, an investigation is commenced to determine whether the recipient violated the EFCDA. In this case, the date concluded will reflect the date that the investigation into the recipient’s acceptance of the contribution was completed and appropriate notice was provided to those involved. If an allegation is unfounded, the date concluded will reflect the date that appropriate notice was provided to those involved.

    Note 2 :
    Disclosure is limited, by law, to violations that occurred on or after December 10, 2009. Results of investigations of alleged violations that occurred prior to that date cannot be disclosed, in accordance with the confidentiality provisions of the Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act (the Act). Section references refer to the Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act ( the Act) .

    Note 3 :
    *Section 23 of the Act prescribes that if the individual charge for a ticket to a fundraising function is more than $50, the expense portion is $25 and the balance is deemed to be a contribution (effective to December 31, 2012 ).

    Note 4 :
    Several criteria were considered in the assessment of penalties, including:

    • Materiality/severity
    • Number of violations
    • Cooperation/self-reporting
    • Due diligence/policies established to ensure compliance

    Note 5 :
    Effective April 22, 2010, the Chief Electoral Officer had statutory authority to order a political entity to return prohibited contributions to the contributor, in accordance with section 51.1 of the Act . Prior to that, the political entity was advised to consider the voluntary return of a prohibited contribution. An order is made when it is determined that a prohibited corporation made a contribution in violation of the Act . An order does not indicate any finding of statutory violation on the part of the political entity by the Chief Electoral Officer. This information is updated to reflect contributions that have been returned.

  • Dates
    (Note 1)
    Contributor Recipient Circumstances
    (Note 2)
    Direct Contribution Amount (Note 3) Penalty issued by CEO to the Contributor (Note 4) Return of Contribution by the Recipient
    (Note 5)
    Commenced:
    October 2013
    Concluded:
    May 2014
    Dynasty Builders Inc. Landrex Inc.
    Summit Centre Inc.
    Six Wildrose Alliance Party (WRP) candidates received contributions from Dynasty Builders Inc. Two WRP candidates received contributions from Summit Centre Inc. One WRP candidate received contributions from Landrex Inc. Dynasty Builders Inc., Landrex Inc. and Summit Centre Inc. were deemed a single
    corporation, in accordance with section 1(3), and violated section 17(1)(b)(ii) by making an over- contribution in the 2012 Provincial General Election.
    $14,500 An administrative penalty in the amount of $1,625.00 was issued to the contributor(s) and was received. The WRP returned the excessive contribution of
    $4,500 voluntarily upon receipt of notification that the contribution was made in contravention of the EFCDA.
    The investigation revealed that the candidate(s) did not violate section 19 of the EFCDA .
    This information is posted in accordance with section 5.2(3)(a).
    Commenced:
    September 2013
    Concluded:
    April 2014
    Sam-X Global Inc. Sam-X Logistics Ltd. Wildrose Alliance Party Calgary-Cross Constituency Association. Sam-X Global Inc. and Sam-X Logistics Ltd. were deemed a single corporation, in accordance with section 1(3), and violated section 17(1)(a)(ii) by making an over-contribution in the 2011 calendar year. $1,400 An administrative penalty in the amount of $200 was issued to the contributor(s) and was received. The constituency association was ordered to return the excessive contribution amount of        $400.00. The refund was issued.
    The investigation revealed that the constituency association did not violate section 19 of the EFCDA .
    This information is posted in accordance with section 5.2(3)(a).
    Commenced:
    September 2013
    Concluded:
    May 2014
    Mehak Holdings Ltd. Watno Dur Punjabi Ltd. Wildrose Alliance Party Candidate in the Electoral Division of Calgary-Cross. Mehak Holdings Ltd. and Watno Dur Punjabi Ltd. were deemed a single corporation, in accordance with section 1(3), and violated section 17(1)(b)(ii) by making an over-contribution in the 2012 Provincial General Election. $3,740 An administrative penalty in the amount of $435 was issued to the contributor(s) and was not received, therefore it was submitted to Crown Debt Collections for resolution. The candidate was ordered to return the excessive contribution amount of $1,740.00. The refund(s) was issued .
    The investigation revealed that the candidate did not violate section 19 of the EFCDA.
    This information is posted in accordance with section 5.2(3)(a).
    Commenced:
    September 2013
    Concluded:
    May 2014
    Luddu Enterprises Ltd.
    Alberta Des Punjab Times Ltd.
    Wildrose Alliance Party Candidate in the Electoral Division of Calgary-Cross. Luddu Enterprises Ltd. and Alberta Des Punjab Times Ltd. were deemed a single corporation, in accordance with section 1(3), and violated section 17(1)(b)(ii) by making an over-contribution in the 2012 Provincial General Election. $2,646 An administrative penalty in the amount of $323 was issued to the contributor(s) and was not received, therefore it was submitted to Crown Debt Collections for resolution. The candidate was ordered to return the excessive contribution amount of $645.99. The refund was issued.
    The investigation revealed that the constituency association did not violate section 19 of the EFCDA .
    This information is posted in accordance with section 5.2(3)(a).
    Commenced:
    August 2013
    Concluded:
    March 2014
    GJN Holdings Inc. HNJG Holdings Inc. Wildrose Alliance Party Calgary-Cross Constituency Association. GJN Holdings Inc. and HNJG Holdings Inc. were deemed a single corporation, in accordance with section 1(3), and violated section 17(1)(a)(ii) by making an over-contribution in the 2011 calendar year. $1,750 An administrative penalty in the amount of $187.50 was issued to the contributor(s) and was received. The constituency association was ordered to return the excessive contribution amount of $750.00. The refund was issued.
    The investigation revealed that the constituency association did not violate section 19 of the EFCDA .
    This information is posted in accordance with section 5.2(3)(a).
    Commenced:
    January 2014
    Concluded:
    June 2014
    Gail J Broadbent Professional Corporation
    1401474 Alberta Ltd.
    Wildrose Alliance Party Candidate in the Electoral Division of Lac La Biche-St. Paul-Two Hills. Gail J Broadbent Professional  Corporation and 1401474 Alberta Ltd. were deemed a single corporation, in accordance with section 1(3), and violated section 17(1)(b)(ii) by making an over- contribution in the 2012 Provincial General Election. $2,440 An administrative penalty in the amount of $220 was issued to the contributor(s) and has not been received. The candidate was ordered to return the excessive amount of $440.00. The refund was issued.
    The investigation revealed that the candidate did not violate section 19 of the EFCDA .
    This information is posted in accordance with section 5.2(3)(a).
    Commenced:
    February 2014
    Concluded:
    July 2014
    BKW Enterprises Ltd. 620884 Alberta Ltd. Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Candidate in the Electoral Division of Fort McMurray- Conklin. BKW Enterprises Ltd. and 620884 Alberta Ltd. were deemed a single corporation, in accordance with section 1(3), and violated section 17(1)(b)(ii) by making an over-contribution in the 2012 Provincial General Election. $4,000 $500 administrative penalty (issued and received) The candidate was ordered to return the excessive contribution amount of $2,000. The refund was issued.
    The investigation revealed that the candidate did not violate section 19 of the EFCDA .
    This information is posted in accordance with section 5.2(3)(a).

    Last updated: May 22, 2014

     

    Note 1 :
    Dates shown refer to the commencement and conclusion of the investigation. The date commenced will reflect the date shown on the initial complaint, if the investigation was initiated by an external source. If the investigation was initiated by the Chief Electoral Officer, the date the decision was made to investigate will appear. If an allegation regarding an excessive or prohibited contribution is founded, an investigation is commenced to determine whether the recipient violated the EFCDA. In this case, the date concluded will reflect the date that the investigation into the recipient’s acceptance of the contribution was completed and appropriate notice was provided to those involved. If an allegation is unfounded, the date concluded will reflect the date that appropriate notice was provided to those involved.

    Note 2 :
    Disclosure is limited, by law, to violations that occurred on or after December 10, 2009. Results of investigations of alleged violations that occurred prior to that date cannot be disclosed, in accordance with the confidentiality provisions of the Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act (the Act). Section references refer to the Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act ( the Act) .

    Note 3 :
    *Section 23 of the Act prescribes that if the individual charge for a ticket to a fundraising function is more than $50, the expense portion is $25 and the balance is deemed to be a contribution (effective to December 31, 2012 ).

    Note 4 :
    Several criteria were considered in the assessment of penalties, including:

    • Materiality/severity
    • Number of violations
    • Cooperation/self-reporting
    • Due diligence/policies established to ensure compliance

    Note 5 :
    Effective April 22, 2010, the Chief Electoral Officer had statutory authority to order a political entity to return prohibited contributions to the contributor, in accordance with section 51.1 of the Act . Prior to that, the political entity was advised to consider the voluntary return of a prohibited contribution. An order is made when it is determined that a prohibited corporation made a contribution in violation of the Act . An order does not indicate any finding of statutory violation on the part of the political entity by the Chief Electoral Officer. This information is updated to reflect contributions that have been returned.

  • Dates
    (Note 1)
    Contributor Recipient Circumstances
    (Note 2)
    Direct Contribution Amount (Note 3) Penalty issued by CEO to the Contributor (Note 4) Return of Contribution by the Recipient
    (Note 5)
    Commenced:
    July 2013
    Concluded:
    October 2013
    Solo Liquor Stores Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Candidate in the Electoral Division of Calgary-Greenway Solo Liquor Store #1, Solo Liquor Store #4, Solo Liquor Store #7, Solo Liquor Store (Bankview) Ltd., Solo Liquor Store (Copperfield) Ltd., and Solo Liquor Store (Panorama) Ltd. were deemed a single corporation, in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(vi), and made an over-contribution in June 2012 $10,000 $2,500 administrative penalty (issued and received) The Candidate returned the contribution voluntarily. Receipt of the contribution by the candidate did not violate any provisions of the EFCDA. This information is posted in accordance with section 5.2(3)(a).

    Last updated: May 22, 2014

     

    Note 1 :
    Dates shown refer to the commencement and conclusion of the investigation. The date commenced will reflect the date shown on the initial complaint, if the investigation was initiated by an external source. If the investigation was initiated by the Chief Electoral Officer, the date the decision was made to investigate will appear. If an allegation regarding an excessive or prohibited contribution is founded, an investigation is commenced to determine whether the recipient violated the EFCDA. In this case, the date concluded will reflect the date that the investigation into the recipient’s acceptance of the contribution was completed and appropriate notice was provided to those involved. If an allegation is unfounded, the date concluded will reflect the date that appropriate notice was provided to those involved.

    Note 2 :
    Disclosure is limited, by law, to violations that occurred on or after December 10, 2009. Results of investigations of alleged violations that occurred prior to that date cannot be disclosed, in accordance with the confidentiality provisions of the Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act (the Act). Section references refer to the Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act ( the Act) .

    Note 3 :
    *Section 23 of the Act prescribes that if the individual charge for a ticket to a fundraising function is more than $50, the expense portion is $25 and the balance is deemed to be a contribution (effective to December 31, 2012 ).

    Note 4 :
    Several criteria were considered in the assessment of penalties, including:

    • Materiality/severity
    • Number of violations
    • Cooperation/self-reporting
    • Due diligence/policies established to ensure compliance

    Note 5 :
    Effective April 22, 2010, the Chief Electoral Officer had statutory authority to order a political entity to return prohibited contributions to the contributor, in accordance with section 51.1 of the Act . Prior to that, the political entity was advised to consider the voluntary return of a prohibited contribution. An order is made when it is determined that a prohibited corporation made a contribution in violation of the Act . An order does not indicate any finding of statutory violation on the part of the political entity by the Chief Electoral Officer. This information is updated to reflect contributions that have been returned.

  • Direct Contributions

    Date
    (Note 1)
    Contributor Recipient Circumstances
    (Note 2)
    Direct Contribution Amount (Note 3) Penalty issued by CEO to the Contributor (Note 4) Return of Contribution by the Recipient
    (Note 5)
    January 2011 St. Michael’s Health Centre (Covenant Health) Alberta Liberal Party Covenant Health  [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(vi.1) of the Act ]  through its association with St. Michael’s Health Centre] purchased 3 tickets to a fundraising function* (Leader’s Dinner) at a cost of $100 each $225 $37.50 administrative penalty (issued and received) The Party returned the contribution prior to the issuance of the CEO order
    February 2011 Town of Whitecourt Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Constituency Association (CA) – Whitecourt-Ste. Anne The Town [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(ii) of the Act ] purchased 2 tickets to a fundraising function* (Constituency Association Premier’s Dinner) at a cost of $75 each $100 $50 administrative penalty (issued and received) The CA returned the contribution voluntarily
    March 2011 Portage College Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Constituency Association (CA) – Athabasca-Redwater The College [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(v) of the Act ] purchased 10 tickets to a fundraising function* (Constituency Association Premier’s Dinner) at a cost of $75 each $500 $125 administrative penalty (issued and received) The CA returned the contribution voluntarily
    April 2011 Bow Valley College Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta The College [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(v) of the Act ] purchased 2 tickets to a fundraising function* (Premier’s Dinner in Calgary) at a cost of $450 each $850 $212.50 administrative penalty (issued and received) The Party returned the contribution in compliance with the CEO order
    June 2011 Mackenzie County Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Constituency Association (CA) – Fort Saskatchewan-
    Vegreville
    The County [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(ii) of the Act ] paid 3 registration fees for a fundraising function* (golf tournament) at a cost of $200 each $525 $262.50 administrative penalty (issued and received) The CA returned the contribution in compliance with the CEO order
    June 2011 Town of Whitecourt Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Constituency Association (CA) – Barrhead-Morinville- Westlock The Town [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(ii) of the Act ] purchased 1 ticket to a fundraising function* (MLA golf tournament) at a cost of $155 $130 $65 administrative penalty (issued and received) The CA returned the contribution prior to the issuance of the CEO order
    June 2011 Town of Whitecourt Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Constituency Association (CA) – Whitecourt-Ste. Anne The Town [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(ii) of the Act ] paid 8 registration fees for a fundraising function* (MLA golf tournament) at a cost of $133.12 each $865 $432.50 administrative penalty (issued and received) The CA returned the contribution voluntarily
    June 2011 Woodlands County Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Constituency Association (CA) – Whitecourt-Ste. Anne The County [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(ii)
    of the Act ] paid 1 registration fee for a fundraising function* (MLA golf tournament) at a cost of $130
    $105 $52.50 administrative penalty (issued and received) The CA returned the contribution voluntarily

    Indirect Contributions

    Date
    (Note 1)
    Contributor Recipient Circumstances
    (Note 2)
    Indirect Contribution Amount (Note 3) Penalty issued by CEO to the Contributor (Note 4) Return of Contribution by the Recipient
    (Note 5)
    January 2011 Foundations for the Future Charter Academy Charter School Society Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Constituency Association (CA) – Calgary-Egmont The School Board [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(iv) of the Act ]  provided reimbursement for the purchase of 1 ticket to a fundraising function* (Calgary-Egmont Constituency Association Dinner) at a cost of $150 $125 $31.25 administrative penalty (issued and received) The Calgary-Acadia CA returned the contribution in compliance with the CEO order
    February 2011 Foundations for the Future Charter Academy Charter School Society Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Constituency Association (CA) – Calgary-Foothills The School Board [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(iv) of the Act ]  provided reimbursement for the purchase of 2 tickets to a CA fundraising function* at a cost of $100 each $150 $37.50 administrative penalty (issued and received) The CA returned the contribution in compliance with the CEO order
    March 2011 Alberta Treasury Branch (ATB) Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Constituency Association (CA) – Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills The ATB [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(i) of
    the Act ] purchased 1 ticket to a fundraising function* (Premier’s Dinner) at a cost of $125
    $100 $25 administrative penalty (issued and received) The CA returned the contribution prior to the issuance of the CEO order
    March 2011 Village of Waskatenau Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Constituency Association (CA) – Athabasca-Redwater The Village [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(ii) of the Act ] provided reimbursement for the purchase of 4 dinner tickets to a fundraising function* (Constituency Association Premier’s Dinner) at a cost of $75 each $200 $50 administrative penalty (issued and received) The Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater CA returned the contribution in compliance with the CEO order
    April 2011 Foundations for the Future Charter Academy Charter School Society Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta The School Board [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(iv) of the Act ] provided reimbursement for the purchase of 1 ticket to a fundraising function* (Premier’s Dinner in Calgary) at a cost of $450 $425 $106.25 administrative penalty (issued and received) The Party returned the contribution in compliance with the CEO order
    April 2011 Town of High River Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta The Town [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(ii)
    of the Act ] provided reimbursement for the purchase of 1 ticket to a fundraising function* (Premier’s Dinner in Calgary) at a cost of $450
    $425 $212.50 administrative penalty (issued and received) The Party returned the contribution prior to the issuance of the CEO order
    June 2011 Foundations for the Future Charter Academy Charter School Society Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Constituency Association (CA) – Calgary-East The School Board [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(iv) of the Act ]  provided reimbursement for the purchase of 1 ticket to a fundraising function* (Calgary-East Constituency Association Dinner) at a cost of $150 $125 $31.25 administrative penalty (issued and received) The CA was ordered to return the contribution
    June 2011 Municipal District of Foothills Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Constituency Association (CA) – Highwood The Municipal District [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(ii) of the Act ] provided reimbursement for the purchase of 8 registration fees for a fundraising function* (MLA golf tournament) at a cost of $150 each and sponsored two holes at the tournament (a fair market value of $100 each) $1,200 $600 administrative penalty (issued and received) The CA returned the contribution in compliance with the CEO order
    June 2011 Town of Barrhead Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta
    Constituency Association (CA) – Barrhead-Morinville- Westlock
    The Town [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(ii)
    of the Act ] provided reimbursement for the purchase of 1 ticket to a fundraising function* (MLA golf tournament) at a cost of $135
    $110 $55 administrative penalty (issued and received) The CA was ordered to return the contribution
    July 2011 Mackenzie County Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Constituency Association (CA) – Dunvegan-Central Peace The County [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(ii)
    of the Act ] provided reimbursement for 1 registration fee for a fundraising function* (golf tournament) at a cost of $150
    $125 $62.50 administrative penalty (issued and received) The CA returned the contribution in compliance with the CEO order
    October 2011 Chinook’s Edge School Division #73 Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta The School Division [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(iv) of the Act ]  purchased 1 ticket to a fundraising function* (Premier’s Dinner) at a cost of $250 $225 $56.25 administrative penalty (issued and received) The Party returned the contribution prior to the issuance of the CEO order
    November 2011 Foundations for the Future Charter Academy Charter School Society Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Constituency Association (CA) – Calgary-Glenmore The School Board [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(iv) of the Act ]  provided reimbursement for the purchase of 1 ticket to a fundraising function* (CA Premier’s Dinner) at a cost of $150 $125 $31.25 administrative penalty (issued and received) The CA returned the contribution in compliance with the CEO order

    Last updated: October 16, 2013

     

    Note 1 :
    Disclosure is limited, by law, to violations that occurred on or after December 10, 2009. Results of investigations of alleged violations that occurred prior to that date cannot be disclosed, in accordance with the confidentiality provisions of the Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act ( the Act).

    Note 2 :
    Section references refer to the Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act ( the Act) .

    Note 3 :
    *Section 23 of the Act prescribes that if the individual charge for a ticket to a fundraising function is more than $50, the expense portion is $25 and the balance is deemed to be a contribution (effective to December 31, 2012 ). Direct contributions occur when a prohibited corporation makes a political contribution.

    Note 4 :
    Several criteria were considered in the assessment of penalties, including:

    • Materiality/severity
    • Number of violations
    • Cooperation/self-reporting
    • Due diligence/policies established to ensure compliance

    Note 5 :
    Effective April 22, 2010, the Chief Electoral Officer had statutory authority to order a political entity to return prohibited contributions to the contributor, in accordance with section 51.1 of the Act . Prior to that, the political entity was advised to consider the voluntary return of a prohibited contribution. An order is made when it is determined that a prohibited corporation made a contribution in violation of the Act. An order does not indicate any finding of statutory violation on the part of the political entity by the Chief Electoral Officer. This information is updated to reflect contributions that have been returned.

  • Direct Contributions

    Date
    (Note 1)
    Contributor Recipient Circumstances
    (Note 2)
    Direct Contribution Amount (Note 3) Penalty issued by CEO to the Contributor (Note 4) Return of Contribution by the Recipient
    (Note 5)
    April 2010 Bow Valley College Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta The College [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(v) of
    the Act ] purchased 2 tickets to a fundraising function* (Premier’s Dinner in Calgary) at a cost of $450 each
    $850 $212.50 administrative penalty (issued and received) The Party was advised to consider returning the contribution on a voluntary basis
    April 2010 Calgary Laboratory Services Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta The corporation  [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(i) of the Act ] purchased 2 tickets to a fundraising function* (Premier’s Dinner in Calgary) at a cost of $450 each $850 $212.50 administrative penalty (issued and received) The Party returned the contribution prior to the issuance of the CEO order
    May 2010 St. Thomas Aquinas RCS Regional Division #38 Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Constituency Association (CA) – Leduc-Beaumont-Devon The School Board [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(iv) of the Act ] paid 1 registration fee for a fundraising function* (MLA golf tournament) at a cost of $150 $125 $31.25 administrative penalty (issued and received) The CA returned the contribution in compliance with the CEO order
    June 2010 County of St. Paul Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Constituency Association (CA) – Lac La Biche-St. Paul The County [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(ii) of
    the Act ] supplied goods to a fundraising function* (Constituency Association Premier’s Dinner) – (a fair market value of $200)
    $200 $50 administrative penalty (issued and received) The former Lac La Biche-St. Paul CA returned the contribution voluntarily
    June 2010 Municipal District of Foothills Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Constituency Association (CA) – Highwood The Municipal District [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(ii) of the Act ] paid 4 registration fees for a fundraising function* (MLA golf tournament) at a cost of $150 each $500 $250 administrative penalty (issued and received) The CA returned the contribution in compliance with the CEO order
    June 2010 Portage College Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Constituency Association (CA) – Lac La Biche-St. Paul The College [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(v) of
    the Act ] supplied goods to a fundraising function* (Constituency Association Premier’s Dinner) – (a fair market value of $200)
    $200 $50 administrative penalty (issued and received) The former Lac La Biche-St. Paul CA returned the contribution voluntarily
    June 2010 Town of Elk Point Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Constituency Association (CA) – Lac La Biche-St. Paul The Town [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(ii) of
    the Act ] supplied goods to a fundraising function* (Constituency Association Premier’s Dinner) – (a fair market value of $200)
    $200 $100 administrative penalty (issued and received) The former Lac La Biche-St. Paul CA returned the contribution voluntarily
    June 2010 Town of High River Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Constituency Association (CA) – Highwood The Town [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(ii) of
    the Act ] paid 1 registration fee for a fundraising function* (MLA golf tournament) at a cost of $150 each
    $125 $62.50 administrative penalty (issued and received) The CA returned the contribution in compliance with the CEO order
    June 2010 Town of St. Paul Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Constituency Association (CA) – Lac La Biche-St. Paul The Town [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(ii) of
    the Act ] supplied goods to a fundraising function* (Constituency Association Premier’s Dinner) – (a fair market value of $200)
    $200 $100 administrative penalty (issued and received) The former Lac La Biche-St. Paul CA returned the contribution voluntarily
    June 2010 Town of Whitecourt Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta
    Constituency Association (CA) – Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock
    The Town [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(ii) of
    the Act ] paid 2 registration fees for a fundraising function* (MLA golf tournament) at a cost of $135 each
    $220 $110 administrative penalty (issued and received) The CA returned the contribution prior to the issuance of the CEO order
    June 2010 Town of Whitecourt Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Constituency Association (CA) – Whitecourt-Ste. Anne The Town [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(ii) of
    the Act ] paid 6 registration fees for a fundraising function* (MLA golf tournament) at a cost of $130 each
    $630 $315 administrative penalty (issued and received) The CA returned the contribution voluntarily
    June 2010 Westlock County Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta
    Constituency Association (CA) – Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock
    The County [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(ii) of the Act ] paid 2 registration fees for a fundraising function* (MLA golf tournament) at a cost of $135 each and sponsored a hole at the tournament (a fair market value of $105) $325 $81.25 administrative penalty (issued and received) The CA returned the contribution prior to the issuance of the CEO order
    June 2010 Woodlands County Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta
    Constituency Association (CA) – Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock
    The County [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(ii) of
    the Act ] paid 1 registration fee for a fundraising function* (MLA golf tournament) at a cost of $135
    $110 $55 administrative penalty (issued and received) The CA was ordered to return the contribution
    June 2010 Woodlands County Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Constituency Association (CA) – Whitecourt-Ste. Anne The County [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(ii) of
    the Act ] paid 7 registration fees for a fundraising function* (MLA golf tournament) at a cost of $130 each
    $735 $367.50 administrative penalty (issued and received) The CA returned the contribution voluntarily
    September 2010 Town of High Prairie Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Constituency Association (CA) – Lesser Slave Lake The Town [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(ii) of the Act ] paid 4 registration fees for a fundraising function* (golf tournament) at a cost of $100 each $300 $300 administrative penalty (issued and received) The CA returned the contribution voluntarily
    September 2010 Town of Sylvan Lake Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Constituency Association (CA) – Innisfail-Sylvan Lake The Town [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(ii) of
    the Act ] waived the rental fee for a fundraising function* (a fair market value of $640)
    $640 $160 administrative penalty (issued and received) The CA returned the contribution in compliance with the CEO order
    October 2010 Grande Prairie Regional College Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta The College [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(v) of the Act ] purchased 6 tickets to a fundraising function* (Northern Alberta
    Premier’s Dinner) at a cost of $250 each
    $1,350 $337.50 administrative penalty (issued and received) The Party returned the contribution in compliance with the CEO order
    October 2010 Holy Spirit Roman Catholic School Division #4 Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta The School Board [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(iv) of the Act]  purchased 2 tickets to a fundraising function* (Premier’s Dinner in Lethbridge) at a cost of $250 each $450 $112.50 administrative penalty (issued and received) The Party returned the contribution in compliance with the CEO order

    Indirect Contributions

    Date
    (Note 1)
    Contributor Recipient Circumstances
    (Note 2)
    Indirect Contribution Amount (Note 3) Penalty issued by CEO to the Contributor (Note 4) Return of Contribution by the Recipient
    (Note 5)
    March 2010 Foundations for the Future Charter Academy Charter School Society Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Constituency Association (CA) – Calgary-Hays The School Board [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(iv) of the Act ] provided reimbursement for the purchase of 1 ticket to a fundraising function* (Calgary-Hays Constituency Association Dinner) at a cost of $100 $75 $18.75 administrative penalty (issued and received) The CA was advised to consider returning the contribution on a voluntary basis
    April 2010 Municipal District of Foothills Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta The Municipal District [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(ii) of the Act ] provided reimbursement for the purchase of 4 tickets to
    a fundraising function* (Premier’s Dinner in Calgary) at a cost of $450 each
    $1,700 $850 administrative penalty (issued and received) The Party was advised to consider returning the contribution on a voluntary basis
    April 2010 Foundations for the Future Charter Academy Charter School Society Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Constituency Association (CA) – Calgary-Egmont The School Board [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(iv) of the Act ] provided reimbursement for the purchase of 1 ticket to a fundraising function* (Calgary-Egmont Constituency Association Dinner) at a cost of $150 $125 $31.25 administrative penalty (issued and received) The Calgary-Acadia CA returned the contribution in compliance with the CEO order
    April 2010 Town of Okotoks Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta The Town [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(ii) of
    the Act ] provided reimbursement for the purchase of 6 tickets to a fundraising function* (Premier’s Dinner in Calgary) at a cost of $450 each
    $2,550 $637.50 administrative penalty (issued and received) The Party returned the contribution prior to the issuance of the CEO order
    May 2010 Town of Rimbey Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta The Town [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(ii) of
    the Act ] provided reimbursement for the purchase of 2 tickets to a fundraising function* (Premier’s Dinner in Edmonton) at a cost of $450 each
    $850 $212.50 administrative penalty (issued and received) The Party returned the contribution in compliance with the CEO order
    June 2010 Foundations for the Future Charter Academy Charter School Society Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Constituency Association (CA) – Calgary-Mackay The School Board [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(iv) of the Act ]  provided reimbursement for the purchase of 1 ticket to a CA fundraising function* at a cost of $100 $75 $18.75 administrative penalty (issued and received) The Calgary-Northern Hills CA returned the contribution in compliance with the
    CEO order
    June 2010 Town of Okotoks Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Constituency Association (CA) – Highwood The Town [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(ii) of
    the Act ] provided reimbursement for 3 registration fees for a fundraising function* (MLA golf tournament) at a cost of $150 each
    $375 $93.75 administrative penalty (issued and received) The CA returned the contribution in compliance with the CEO order
    July 2010 Town of Oyen Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Constituency Association (CA) – Drumheller-Stettler The Town [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(ii) of
    the Act ] provided reimbursement for 2 registration fees for a fundraising function* (MLA golf tournament) at a cost of $162.50 each
    $275 $68.75 administrative penalty (issued and received) The CA returned the contribution in compliance with the CEO order
    September 2010 Alberta Treasury Branch (ATB) Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta
    Constituency Association (CA) – Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater
    The ATB [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(i) of the
    Act ] purchased a golf package for a fundraising function* (MLA golf tournament) at a cost of $750
    $650 $162.50 administrative penalty (issued and received) The CA returned the contribution prior to the issuance of the CEO order
    October 2010 Chinook’s Edge School Division #73 Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta The School Divison [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(iv) of the Act ] purchased 1 ticket to a fundraising function* (Premier’s
    Dinner) at a cost of $250
    $225 $56.25 administrative penalty (issued and received) The Party returned the contribution prior to the issuance of the CEO order
    October 2010 Foundations for the Future Charter Academy Charter School Society Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Constituency Association (CA) – Calgary-North Hill The School Board [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(iv) of the Act]  provided reimbursement for the purchase of 2 tickets to a CA fundraising function* at a cost of $120 each $190 $47.50 administrative penalty (issued and received) The Calgary-Klein CA returned the contribution in compliance with the CEO
    order
    October 2010 Foundations for the Future Charter Academy Charter School Society Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Constituency Association (CA) – Calgary-Mackay The School Board [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(iv) of the Act ]  provided reimbursement for the purchase of 1 ticket to a fundraising function* (Calgary-Mackay Constituency Association Dinner) at a cost of $100 $75 $18.75 administrative penalty (issued and received) The Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill CA returned the contribution in compliance with the CEO order
    October 2010 West Winds
    School Division #74
    Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta The School Division [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(iv) of the Act ]  purchased 8 tickets to a fundraising function* (Premier’s Dinner) at a cost of $250 each $1,800 $900 administrative penalty (issued and received) The Party returned the contribution prior to the issuance of the CEO order
    November 2010 Foundations for the Future Charter Academy Charter School Society Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Constituency Association (CA) – Calgary-Varsity The School Board [a prohibited corporation in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(iv) of the Act ]  provided reimbursement for the purchase of 2 tickets to a fundraising function* (Calgary-Varsity Constituency Association Dinner) at a cost of $100 each $150 $37.50 administrative penalty (issued and received) The CA returned the contribution in compliance with the CEO order

    Last updated: October 16, 2013

     

    Note 1 :
    Disclosure is limited, by law, to violations that occurred on or after December 10, 2009. Results of investigations of alleged violations that occurred prior to that date cannot be disclosed, in accordance with the confidentiality provisions of the Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act ( the Act).

    Note 2 :
    Section references refer to the Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act ( the Act) .

    Note 3 :
    *Section 23 of the Act prescribes that if the individual charge for a ticket to a fundraising function is more than $50, the expense portion is $25 and the balance is deemed to be a contribution (effective to December 31, 2012 ). Direct contributions occur when a prohibited corporation makes a political contribution.

    Note 4 :
    Several criteria were considered in the assessment of penalties, including:

    • Materiality/severity
    • Number of violations
    • Cooperation/self-reporting
    • Due diligence/policies established to ensure compliance

    Note 5 :
    Effective April 22, 2010, the Chief Electoral Officer had statutory authority to order a political entity to return prohibited contributions to the contributor, in accordance with section 51.1 of the Act . Prior to that, the political entity was advised to consider the voluntary return of a prohibited contribution. An order is made when it is determined that a prohibited corporation made a contribution in violation of the Act. An order does not indicate any finding of statutory violation on the part of the political entity by the Chief Electoral Officer. This information is updated to reflect contributions that have been returned.

 

Last Updated: October 19, 2020

EA is Election Act

EFCDA is Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act

LAEA is Local Authorities Election Act