Commissioner of Canada Elections Annual Report 2014-2015
Appendix A – Disposition of Cases (April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015)
*Includes two complaints from by-election candidates and one complaint from an electoral district association.
Most common referrals from Elections Canada
- 13 complaints were received concerning the failure to file a report of nomination contest;
- 12 complaints were received concerning the failure to provide financial transactions return for fiscal period or related documents of a deregistered electoral district association;
- 11 complaints were received concerning the failure to satisfy bank account requirements;
- 9 complaints were received concerning the failure to dispose of surplus electoral funds; and
- 8 complaints were received concerning the failure to pay recoverable claim in timely manner.
Most common topics from the public
The most common complaint received from Canadians in fiscal year 2014-2015 concerned communications received from political parties or Members of Parliament. Specifically, complainants expressed concerns and, in many cases, frustration regarding the fact that political entities had obtained their personal information – in particular their phone numbers and email addresses – and had been in contact with them. Many also objected to what they saw as public resources being used for partisan advertising. These issues comprised 31 complaints from the public.