Does Phillis Morris Have Historical Issues Meeting Deadlines?
Posted by auroracitizen on September 1, 2010
After an election each candidate has a specific period of time to submit their campaign expenses for public review. Many will recall that in Vaughan this led to some issues being raised about whether campaign expenses were handled appropriately.
Candidate financial statements are public documents and available for viewing or to make copies by any person at the Town Hall during regular business hours. The deadline for submitting statements is clearly identified in the candidates handbook and is legislated as part the Municipal Elections Act.
Consequences for not submitting on time include forfeiting the office you have been elected to. Pretty serious stuff.
Historically the deadline is the last Friday in March the year after the election. This year it will be Friday March 25th, 2011 — 5 months after the election.
Last election (2006) Nigel Kean submitted his expenses March 1, 2007, Tim Jones submitted his expenses March 26, 2007. Both within the designated time limits before the end of March 2007.
Nigel spent $8,875.81 – $3,832 from donations — the balance self funded.
Tim spent $30,628.56 – $27,620 from donations.
So you are probably wondering where Phyllis Morris’ expenses are. Well, she finally submitted them Feb 14, 2008. Almost 1 year past the deadline. Apparently hitting deadlines is not a new issue with Phyllis.
Phyllis spent $24,783.55, of which $5,750 was from donations.
It’s also interesting to see who is financially supporting which candidates. Some names you might recognize from Phyllis’s contributors list;
- Guy Poppe
- Ken Whitehurst (in kind)
- Suzanne Whitehurst
- CSB Communications (Chris Ballard’s company)
- Gary Fernandez (Susan Walmers Husband)
Just thought you would find this interesting.