Elections Nova Scotia

Atlantica Party Association of Nova Scotia suspended

Atlantica Party Association of Nova Scotia suspended

June 20, 2018
 

Chief Electoral Officer Richard Temporale has suspended the Atlantica Party Association of Nova Scotia effective today.

Under Section 184 of the Elections Act, a registered party shall be suspended if it fails to file financial statements supported by an auditor’s statement. The Chief Electoral Officer is not satisfied that the statement filed to date meets these requirements.

In addition, the party is in breach of the Act on two fronts with respect to an outstanding loan made to the party. A loan must be equal to or less the maximum allowable personal political donation limit in a calendar year ($5,000) and must be repaid in full within two years from the date the loan was issued.

The party must meet the requirements of the Act on or before July 20, 2018 or face deregistration effective that date.

The party has been notified that they will be provided an opportunity to be heard before the effective date of deregistration.

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