REPORT: Canada Elections Commissioner Charges Former Liberal Financial Agent For Scarborough-Agincourt

Commissioner Yves Côté lays two charges.

Yves Côté – Commissioner of Canada Elections – has laid two charges against former Liberal Financial Agent for Scarborough-Agincourt Margot Doey-Vick.

According to Canada Newswire “Margot Doey-Vick is charged with failing to submit financial returns and submitting unsatisfactory returns for a deregistered Electoral District Association.”

Here are the charges, as posted by the Commissioner:

Charge no. 1
“Margot Doey-Vick, on or about the 1st day of July, 2015, at or near the City of Ottawa or elsewhere in the Province of Ontario, being the Financial Agent of the Scarborough-Agincourt Federal Liberal Association, a deregistered electoral district association, contravened section 403.26 of the Canada Elections Act, S. C. 2000, c. 9, as amended, by failing to provide the Chief Electoral Officer, within six months following its deregistration on December 31, 2014, with the Scarborough-Agincourt Federal Liberal Association’s financial transaction return, and did thereby commit an offence contrary to paragraph 497(1)(h.08) of the Act.”

Charge no. 2
“Margot Doey-Vick, on or about November 29, 2016, at or near the City of Ottawa, or elsewhere in the Province of Ontario, being the Financial Agent of the Scarborough-Agincourt Federal Liberal Association, a deregistered electoral district association, contravened paragraph 403.38(b) of the Canada Elections Act, S. C. 2000, c. 9, by providing the Chief Electoral Officer with a document that does not substantially set out the information required by subsection 403.52(2) of the Act, and did thereby commit an offence contrary to paragraph 497(1)(h.11) of the Act.”

Unsurprisingly, the Trudeau Liberals quickly tried to distance themselves from Doey-Vick, saying “The individual that you reference has no position with the Liberal Party of Canada.”

Spencer Fernando

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