Five guilty pleas recorded in the Montérégie

December 19, 2011

 

Québec City, December 19, 2011 – Mr. Jacques Drouin, Québec’s Chief Electoral Officer, wishes to inform the population that five guilty pleas were recorded in the Montérégie, regarding offences under the Election Act (EA).

Montérégie

In Howick, between August 9 and 14, 2010, Mr. Denis Loiselle contributed $300 to the Huntingdon Riding Association of the Québec Liberal Party which was not his own property, thereby contravening section 90 of the Election Act.

On November 1, 2011, Mr. Loiselle submitted a guilty plea to the DGEQ on the charge brought against him and paid the fine of $800, plus costs.

In the same file, the Municipality of Howick was alleged to have contributed $300 to the Huntingdon Riding Association of the Québec Liberal Party even though only qualified electors have the right to make political contributions.

On October 27, the Municipality recorded a guilty plea on the charge brought against it. A fine of $500 was paid, plus costs.

On the same theme, the Municipality of Saint-Cyprien-de-Napierville, which is not a qualified elector, made two contributions to the Huntingdon Riding Association of the Québec Liberal Party amounting to $1,100. These amounts were contributed in 2006 and in 2010. In 2007, a contribution of $400 was also given to the Huntingdon Riding Association of the Parti Action démocratique du Québec.

On November 3, 2011, the offender submitted guilty pleas to each of the three charges brought against it. It also paid the fines awarded which amounted to $1,500, plus costs.



Categories : Provincial, Infractions of the Electoral Act