Alberta’s election commissioner has levied $25,000 in fines against people connected to Jeff Callaway’s United Conservative Party leadership campaign.
The Office of the Election Commissioner fined Robyn Lore a total of $17,000, including $9,000 for “collud(ing) with Jeff Callaway… to circumvent or attempt to circumvent a contribution limit”.
Lore was also fined for furnishing $60,000 to Cameron Davies “for the purpose of having him contribute those funds to Jeff Callaway” and contributing $60,000 “furnished to him by a prohibited entity, Agropyron Enterprises Ltd., for the purpose of making a contribution to Jeff Callaway.”
The commissioner also fined Agropyron — which a corporate search shows Lore listed as a director of the company — $8,000 for making a prohibited contribution of $60,000 to Callaway.
In July, Callaway was fined $15,000 for colluding with Robyn Lore “to circumvent a contribution limit,” part of $70,000 in fines levied against the UCP leadership candidate by the commissioner.
The Office of the Election Commissioner has levied more than $211,723 in fines to date in relation to Callaway’s campaign.
–with files from Adam MacVicar