UCP backbencher Devinder Toor fined $15K by Elections Alberta for funding violations

A United Conservative backbencher has been fined $15,000 by Elections Alberta for a variety of offences, including filing false financial statements.

Devinder Toor, the legislature member for Calgary-Falconridge, was penalized for fundraising and spending infractions both as a candidate for the party nomination and well as in the 2019 election.

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The 10 violations also include exceeding expense limits and accepting a prohibited contribution from a numbered company of which Toor had been a director.

Toor, a first-time MLA, won the constituency seat by just 91 votes over the rival NDP.

The NDP, in a news release, called on Toor to resign, saying the infractions display a conscious effort to circumvent the rules and call into question his integrity and fitness for public office.

Toor could not be immediately reached for comment.

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