Commissioner of Canada Elections

October 02, 2014 13:49 ET

CORRECTION FROM SOURCE/Commissioner of Canada Elections Announces the Laying of Canada Elections Act Charges

GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Oct. 2, 2014) - This document corrects and replaces the press release that was sent today at 1:09 PM EDT.

Pursuant to a decision by the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Commissioner of Canada Elections, Mr. Yves Côté, has announced that his office has laid two charges under the Canada Elections Act, a federal statute.

The charges were filed on October 2, 2014 in the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton.

David Del Mastro and Tori-Lynn Manchulenko are charged with:

  • knowingly concealing or attempting to conceal the identity of the source of a contribution, contrary to paragraph 405.2(2)(a) of the Act, thereby committing an offence contrary to paragraph 497(3)(f.15) of the Act;

  • knowingly circumventing the campaign contribution limit for an individual donor set out in paragraph 405(1)(a.1) of the Act, contrary to paragraph 405.2(1)(a) of the Act, thereby committing an offence contrary to paragraph 497(3)(f.14) of the Act.

The Commissioner of Canada Elections is an independent officer responsible for ensuring compliance with, and enforcement of, the Canada Elections Act and the federal Referendum Act.

The Public Prosecution Service of Canada is responsible for prosecuting offences under federal jurisdiction in a manner that is free of any improper influence and that respects the public interest. The PPSC is also responsible for providing prosecution-related advice to law enforcement agencies across Canada.

Contact Information

  • For information specific to this matter:
    Public Prosecution Service of Canada Media Relations

    General information:
    Commissioner of Canada Elections Media Relations