Summary of the Notice of Violation
|Name of individual, corporation or entity||David Merryfield|
|Date of violation||February 22, 2020|
|Section of the Act||477.59(1)|
|AMP total amount||$500|
|Issued by||Deputy Commissioner|
Key facts of violation
As the official agent for Ken Finlayson, a People's Party of Canada candidate during the 43rd federal general election held on October 21, 2019, David Merryfield was required, by virtue of subsection 477.59(1) of the Act, to provide the Candidate's Electoral Campaign Return (Return) to the Chief Electoral Officer, outlining the financing and expenses for the candidate's electoral campaign. The deadline to submit the Return was February 21, 2020.
Elections Canada's records have confirmed that as of October 4, 2021, the Return has not been submitted to the Chief Electoral Officer. There are therefore reasonable grounds to believe that David Merryfield continues to be in default of the requirement to provide the Return required under subsection 477.59(1) of the Act.