Summary of the Notice of Violation

Name of individual, corporation or entity Harjit Singh Gill
Date of violation July 2, 2020
Section of the Act 477.59(8)
Baseline amount $500
Aggravating factor N/A
Mitigating factor N/A
AMP total amount $500
Issued by Deputy Commissioner

Key facts of violation

As a candidate for the New Democratic Party of Canada in the electoral district of Surrey—Newton during the 43rd federal general election held on October 21, 2019, Harjit Singh Gill was required, by virtue of subsection 477.59(8) of the Act, to provide his official agent with the required declaration that the Candidate’s Electoral Campaign Return (Return) was complete and accurate within four months after polling day. This declaration was needed so that his official agent could submit the Return to the Chief Electoral Officer, as required by subsection 477.59(7) of the Act.

In this instance, the deadline to provide the Return was June 30, 2020. Elections Canada’s records confirm that, as of October 12, 2022, the Return has not been submitted, and it has been determined that the Return cannot be submitted because the candidate has yet to provide the official agent with the required declaration.

There are therefore reasonable grounds to believe that Harjit Singh Gill failed to provide his official agent with a signed declaration, as required by subsection 477.59(8) of the Act.

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