Political group fined over illicit donations to 'kamikaze' UCP leadership campaign - 2019-10-12
CALGARY—More than $18,000 in fines were issued this week to the political action committee Energize Alberta for providing illicit contributions to Jeff Callaway's "kamikaze" campaign during the 2017 United Conservative Party leadership race.
The Office of the Election Commissioner issued six fines totalling $18,373 on Tuesday against Energize Alberta, with each fine matching a contribution the office found the group to have made. These contributions ranged from $573 to $6,300.
As a "prohibited entity" under the Elections Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act, and because they weren't registered as a third-party political advertiser, Energize Alberta was not allowed to offer financial contributions to any registered leadership candidate, like Callaway.