Alt-right failed mayoral candidate Faith Goldy will face compliance audit - 2019-04-29
Failed mayoral candidate and alt-right commentator Faith Goldy will have to undergo a compliance audit for her 2018 campaign fundraising. Toronto's Compliance Audit Committee voted to require the audit at its Monday meeting, following a request by Evan Balgord to look into Goldy's campaign expenses in 2018, when she unsuccessfully ran to unseat Toronto Mayor John Tory in the municipal election.
In 2018, Faith Goldy, then a mayoral candidate, and some of her supporters protested outside of Corus Quay where a debate was held but to which she was not invited. Some protesters showed up as well to protest Goldy. ( Richard Lautens / Toronto Star )
Balgord, Executive Director of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network and a former staffer of Mayor Tory's, argued in his application that an Oct. 25 YouTube video by Goldy allegedly soliciting funds for a legal battle with Bell Media over a refusal to run her campaign advertisements may have contravened the Municipal Elections Act. Goldy told the committee there was no wrongdoing and that her campaign finances have been reviewed by an independent auditor. Under the Act, only Ontario residents may contribute to a municipal campaign.