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Name Offence Date Issued
Lenore Eaton
Chief Financial Officer
Jeff Callaway
UCP Leadership Campaign
Section 34(2) of the EFCDA
Accepted contributions not belonging to contributor
October 16, 2020
Mary Schuman
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
August 10, 2020
Robin Arthurs
Voter
Section 174(c) of the EA
Voted more than once at the same election
June 9, 2020

 

  • 2020

     

    Name Offence Date Issued
    Lenore Eaton
    Chief Financial Officer
    Jeff Callaway
    UCP Leadership Campaign
    Section 34(2) of the EFCDA
    Accepted contributions not belonging to contributor
    October 16, 2020
    Mary Schuman
    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
    August 10, 2020
    Robin Arthurs
    Voter
    Section 174(c) of the EA
    Voted more than once at the same election
    June 9, 2020

     

  • Office of the Election Commissioner

    Name Offence Date Issued
    Darren LaGrange
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $100.00
    September 27, 2019
    Kevin Cenina
    Voter
    Section 174(c) of the EA
    Voted more than once at the same election
    September 27, 2019
    Nicole Callaway
    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 July 17, 2019
    Ricardo Miranda
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $60.00
    May 22, 2019
    Benjamin Alldritt
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $72.50
    May 22, 2019
    Brian Malkinson
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $93.75
    May 22, 2019
    Margaret McCuaig-Boyd
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $100.00
    May 22, 2019
    Gerald Maier
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $93.75
    May 22, 2019
    Carolina Oxtoby
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $93.75
    May 22, 2019
    Robert Hobbs
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $93.75
    May 22, 2019
    Abe Neufeld
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $100.00
    May 22, 2019
    David Dorward
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $52.50
    May 22, 2019
    Kenneth Vanderwell
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $55.00
    May 22, 2019
    Devin Dreeshen
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $62.50
    May 22, 2019
    Andrew Melton
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $100.00
    May 22, 2019
    Jack Donald
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $100.00
    May 22, 2019
    Sehran Aheer
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $100.00
    May 22, 2019
    Kenneth Lapp
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2018 by $65.00
    May 22, 2019
    Cameron Davies
    Co-Campaign Manager
    Jeff Callaway UCP Leadership Campaign
    Section 34(2) of the EFCDA
    Solicited contribution with furnished funds for purpose of making contribution to Jeff Callaway, registered UCP leadership contestant
    May 22, 2019
    Merit Contractors Association
    Registered Third Party
    Section 44.8(1) of the EFCDA
    Third party political advertising not in compliance with CEO guidelines
    April 15, 2019
    Maja 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
    March 19, 2019
    David Ruiz
    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
    March 18, 2019
    Craig Elder
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2017 by $100.00
    March 8, 2019
    Randy Kerr
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2017 by $75.00
    March 8, 2019
    James Pasieka
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2017 by $100.00
    March 8, 2019
    Randy Ritchie
    Political Contributor
    Section 17(1) of the EFCDA
    Exceeded $4,000 annual contribution limit in 2017 by $80.00
    March 8, 2019
    Rebel News Network Ltd.
    Third Party
    Section 9.1(1) of the EFCDA
    Failure to apply for registration as third party
    Application for Judicial Review
    February 14, 2019

    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: November 2017
    Concluded: June 2019
    N/A N/A Alan Hallman, campaign manager for the Jason Kenney, UCP Candidate Campaign, obstructed an investigation undertaken by Elections Alberta in November 2017 during the
    Calgary-Lougheed By-election.
    N/A An administrative penalty in the amount of $1,500 was issued to Alan Hallman, due July 26/19.  An Appeal was filed with Court of Queen’s Bench.  On Nov 13/19, Justice Kirker dismissed the Appeal and found the process followed was procedurally fair and reasonable. Administrative penalty issued is outstanding.
    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.

  • Office of the Election Commissioner

    Name Offence Date Issued
    Mill Creek Plaza
    Prohibited Contributor
    Sections 16 & 35 of the EFCDA
    Made a prohibited in-kind contribution of approx. $800 to Alberta Party nomination contestant Yash Sharma
    October 1, 2018
    Haley Wile
    Nomination Contestant
    United Conservative Party
    Sections 16 & 35 of the EFCDA
    Received a prohibited in-kind contribution of approx. $100 from Red Deer Motors
    September 25, 2018
    Red Deer Motors
    Prohibited Contributor
    Sections 15.1 & 16 of the EFCDA
    Made a prohibited in-kind contribution of approx. $100 to UCP nomination contestant Haley Wile
    September 25, 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: December 2016
    Concluded: December 2018
    Calgary & District New Democrat House Society Alberta New Democratic Party The Alberta New Democratic Party breached section 35(1)of the EFCDA by accepting a contribution
    from a prohibited entity (Calgary & District New Democrat House Society) as per section 35 of the EFCDA.
    $484.59 The Alberta New Democratic Party contravened section 35(1) of the EFCDA and the Calgary & District New Democrat House Society contravened section 16(2) of the EFCDA, in that the Society, a prohibited entity, made a contribution.
    Both have been issued Letters of Reprimand in accordance with
    section 51(1) of the EFCDA.
    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.

  • 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: September 2016
    Concluded: March 2017
    Alberta Liberal Party Constituency Associations:
    Calgary-Currie Calgary-Klein
    Calgary-Mountain View Edmonton-Gold Bar Edmonton-Meadowlark Edmonton-Mill Creek Edmonton-Riverview Lethbridge-East
    Stony Plain
    N/A During a review of 2015 annual financial statements of the constituency associations (CA’s), it came to the attention of Elections Alberta that the CA’s may not have reported contributions received during the year on the quarterly return for which they were required to be reported, in breach of section 32(3) of the EFCDA, as they had relied on the Party to file their quarterly returns for them and they were filed incorrectly. N/A Letter of Reprimand to each CA The Finance Manager for the Alberta Liberal Party has set out process changes for 2016.
    As of Q3 for 2016, each CA has been instructed to report contributions, and to prepare official contribution receipts related to their CA.
    This information is posted in accordance with section 5.2(3)(a) of the EFCDA.

     

    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:
    February 2015
    Concluded:
    January 2016
    Truman Homes 1995 Inc.
    Truman Development Corp.
    Calgary-Hays Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Constituency Association Truman Homes 1995 Inc. and Truman Development Corp. 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 2012 calendar year. $1,200 Letter of reprimand The constituency association was ordered to return the excessive contribution amount of $200. 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:
    July 2015
    Concluded:
    January 2016
    Kenway Contractors (2006) Ltd. Kenway Contractors Ltd.
    Tri-Kem Electric Inc.
    Edmonton-South West Wildrose Constituency Association Kenway Contractors (2006) Ltd, Kenway Contractors Ltd and Tri-Kem Electric 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 2014 calendar year. $3,000 Letter of reprimand The constituency association was ordered to return the excessive contribution amount of $2,000. 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).

    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:
    February 2014
    Concluded:
    February 2015
    BKW Enterprises Ltd. 620884 Alberta Ltd. Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Candidate in the Electoral Division of Fort McMurray- Wood Buffalo. 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 Letter of Reprimand 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).
    Commenced:
    March 2014
    Concluded:
    December 2015
    Singhmar Acres Ltd.
    Singhmar Developments Inc.
    726751 Alberta Ltd.
    AUM Hotel Group Inc.
    Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Candidate in the Electoral Division of Edmonton-Ellerslie. Singhmar Acres Ltd., Singhmar Developments Inc.,726751 Alberta Ltd. and AUM Hotel Group 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. $4,000 Letter of Reprimand The candidate voluntarily agreed to return $2,000 in excess contribution when made aware of the contravention of the EFCDA. 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:
    March 2014
    Concluded:
    December 2015
    AAA Holdings Ltd.
    AAA Doors Ltd.
    Progressive Conservative Candidate in the Electoral Division of Calgary-Greenway. AAA Holdings and AAA Doors 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 Letter of Reprimand The candidate voluntarily agreed to return $2,000 in excess contribution when made aware of the contravention of the EFCDA. 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:
    March 2014
    Concluded:
    December 2015
    Schiebout Seeds Ltd. Schiebout Farms Ltd Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Candidate in the Electoral Division of Little Bow. Schiebout Seeds Ltd. and Schiebout Farms 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 Letter of Reprimand The candidate voluntarily agreed to return $2,000 in excess contribution when made aware of the contravention of the EFCDA. 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:
    November 2013
    Concluded:
    November 2015
    1.   Devonshire Manor Ltd. Wildrose Alliance Party Candidate in the Electoral Division of Highwood View the decision here  regarding excess contributions made in April  2012. 1. $500 Letters of Reprimand to each corporation. The investigation determined that there were two separate groups of companies, each deemed to be a single corporation, in accordance with section 1(3) and violated section 17 (1)(b)(ii) by making an overcontribution in the 2012 Provincial General Election. An order to return excess contributions was made. The candidate and constituency association cooperated and compiled with the order. This information is posted in accordance with section 5.2(3)(a).
    2.   Devonshire Mews Ltd. 2. $500
    3.   Christenson Developments Inc. 3. $500
    4.   Christenson Developments Ltd. 4. $500
    5.   Glastonbury Village Ltd. 5. $500
    6.   Rail Town Condominiums Ltd. 6. $500
    7.   Can-Der Construction Ltd. 7. $500
    8.   Citadel Mews West Ltd. 8. $500
    9.   Christenson Equities Ltd. 9. $500
    10. Glastonbury Mews Ltd. 10. $500
    11. 340013 Alberta Ltd. 11. $500
    12. Bedford Village Ltd. 12. $1,500
    13. Arcon Design Services Ltd. 13. $500
    14. Royal Oak Dev. Lacombe Ltd. 14. $500
    15. 585436 Alberta Ltd. 15.$500

    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:
    September 2013
    Concluded:
    January 2014
    Larry E McConnell Professional Corporation
    Camp-In-Town Inc.
    Wildrose Alliance Party Candidate in the Electoral Division of Whitecourt-Ste. Anne. Larry E McConnell Professional Corporation and Camp-In-Town 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. $4,000 Letter of Reprimand The candidate was ordered to return the excessive contribution amount of $2,000.00. 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:
    September 2013
    Concluded:
    April 2014
    Royal Oak Prime Funds Inc.
    Prime Funds Realty Inc.
    Prime Funds Real Estate Investment Corporation
    Wildrose Alliance Party Calgary-Cross Constituency Association. Royal Oak Prime Funds Inc., Prime Funds Realty Inc. and Prime Funds Real Estate Investment Corporation were deemed to be 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. $2,275 Letter of Reprimand The constituency association was ordered to return the excessive contribution amount of $1,275 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:
    February 2014
    Concluded:
    June 2014
    Sympatico Developments Ltd. FOSCA Investments Ltd. Wildrose Alliance Party Candidate in the Electoral Division of Edmonton-Castle Downs. Sympatico Developments Ltd. and FOSCA Investments Ltd. were deemed a single corporation, in accordance with section 1(3), and and violated section 17(1)(b)(ii) by making an over- contribution in the 2012 Provincial General Election. $3,904.85 Letter of Reprimand The candidate was ordered to return the excessive contribution amount of $1,904.85. 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:
    June 2014
    Big Rock Energy Services Ltd. 893715 Alberta Ltd. Wildrose Alliance Party Candidate in the Electoral Division of Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills. Big Rock Energy Services Ltd. and 893715 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 Letter of Reprimand 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).
    Commenced:
    March 2014
    Concluded:
    June 2014
    H. Lafave Wildrose Alliance Party Edmonton-Strathcona Constituency Association. Constituency Association accepted an excessive contribution from an individual in the 2012 Provincial General Election, in violation of sections 17(1)(a)(ii)  of the EFCDA . $2,000 Letter of Reprimand The Constituency Association returned the excessive contribution of $1,000 voluntarily upon receipt of notification that the contribution was made in contravention of the EFCDA . This information is posted in accordance with section 5.2(3)(a).
    Commenced:
    March 2014
    Concluded:
    June 2014
    GenMec ACL Inc. Wildrose Alliance Party Bonnyville-Cold Lake Constituency Association. Constituency Association accepted an excessive contribution from a corporation in the 2012 Provincial General Election, in violation of sections 17(1)(a)(ii) and 19 of the EFCDA . $2,000 Letter of Reprimand The Constituency Association returned the excessive contribution of $1,000 voluntarily upon receipt of notification that the contribution was made in contravention of the EFCDA. This information is posted in accordance with section 5.2(3)(a).
    Commenced:
    March 2014
    Concluded:
    October 2014
    Reform Energy Services Corp. Wildrose Alliance Party Grande Prairie-Smoky Constituency Association. Constituency Association accepted an excessive contribution from a corporation in the 2012 Provincial General Election, in violation of sections 17(1)(a)(ii) and 19 of the EFCDA . $2,000 Letter of Reprimand The Constituency Association returned the excessive contribution of $1,000 voluntarily upon receipt of notification that the contribution was made in contravention of the EFCDA. This information is posted in accordance with section 5.2(3)(a).
    Commenced:
    March 2014
    Concluded:
    July 2014
    Thomas Hewitt Wildrose Alliance Party Highwood Constituency Association. Constituency Association accepted an excessive contribution from an individual in the 2012 Provincial General Election, in violation of sections 17(1)(a)(ii) and 19 of the EFCDA . $2,000 Letter of Reprimand Unable to locate contributor; the Constituency Association returned the excessive contribution of $1,000 to Elections Alberta. 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:
    October 2012
    Concluded:
    April 2013
    Paul Marcaccio Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta (PCAA) View the decision here  regarding a prohibited contribution made in April  2012 $25,000 Letter of reprimand The PCAA returned the contribution voluntarily upon receipt of notification that the contribution was made in contravention of the EFCDA. Receipt of the contribution by the PCAA did not violate any provisions of the EFCDA. This information is posted in accordance with section 5.2(3)(a).
    Commenced:
    August 2013
    Concluded:
    December 2013
    GJN Holdings Inc. HNJG Holdings Inc. Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Candidate in the Electoral Division of Calgary-Greenway GJN Holdings Inc.and HNJG Holdings Inc. were deemed a single corporation, in accordance with section 1(1)(l)(vi), and made an over- contribution in June 2012 $1,000 Letter of reprimand 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.

 

Last Updated: October 19, 2020

EA is Election Act

EFCDA is Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act

LAEA is Local Authorities Election Act