A conviction is handed down and two guilty pleas entered following violations of the AERM in Saint-Constant and Montréal

September 20, 2012

Québec City, September 20, 2012 – Mr. Jacques Drouin, Québec’s Chief Electoral Officer, wishes to inform the population that a conviction was handed down and two guilty pleas were entered following violations of the Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities (AERM).


In Saint-Constant in January 2008, Mr. Gilles Pepin received a contribution destined for the parti Équipe Gilles Pepin – Action municipale Saint-Constant for holding a political activity held at Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum, on February 2, 2008. However, Mr. Pepin was neither the official representative of the party, nor a person designated by the official representative to receive contributions.

On August 21, 2012, the offender was found guilty of the charge brought against him and was ordered to pay a fine of $500.


In Montréal, in September 2008, Mr. Ian Des Granges contributed $500 to the parti Équipe Harel-Vision Montréal that was not from his own property, using an amount paid to him by Mr. Pierre Leduc.

In doing so, both men violated the AERM. On July 8, 2012, Mr. Des Granges pleaded guilty to the charge brought against him and paid a fine of $500. Two days later, Mr. Leduc did the same. He paid a fine of $1,000.

Categories : Municipal, Infractions of the ARERM, DGE

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