Election Finances & Campaign Reporting

City Council & School Board Trustee Candidates


By law, candidates and third party advertisers have to follow certain rules in how they spend and fundraise for their election campaign, including:

  • Opening a dedicated bank account for all campaign activity;
  • Keeping detailed and accurate records of everything they spend and receive;
  • Staying within their office’s spending limits;
  • Only accepting donations from people who are legally allowed to donate to them;
  • Not accepting more than someone is legally allowed to give them; and,
  • Filing a complete and accurate campaign financial statement after the election with Elections Markham.
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Candidates are responsible for reminding their donors that up to $5,000 can be donated to multiple candidates running for City Council or the same school board.

The election campaign period ends for all candidates and third party advertisers on January 3, 2023.

If a candidate or third party advertiser has a deficit by this date, they can file a form with Elections Markham requesting a 6-month extension. Extensions have to be requested before the regular campaign period ends on January 3, 2023.

Once a campaign ends, a candidate or third party advertiser should close their campaign bank account and prepare their campaign financial statement. 

Candidates can only accept donations from individual Ontario residents. Corporations, trade unions, businesses and groups can't donate to candidates.

Candidates and third party advertisers can’t accept donations that are:

  • From an ineligible or anonymous source
  • More than $1,200 to them, or would result in the donor giving more than $5,000 total to candidates running for City Council or the same school board
  • From funds that don’t belong to whoever gave them
  • Made outside their campaign period
  • Made in cash and greater than $25

If a candidate or third party advertiser accepts a donation that they later learn isn’t allowed, they have to return it. If they don’t know where the donation came from or how to return it, they have to give it to Elections Markham.

Candidates have to list the name and address of every person who donates more than $100 ($100.01+) to their campaign in their post-election financial statement. 

Every candidate and third party advertiser has to file a post-election financial statement with Elections Markham outlining what they spent and received toward their campaign (even if they withdrew their registration and had no financial activity).

Financial statements are due for everyone by March 31, 2023 at 2 PM.

This should reflect all of their financial activity from the day they registered up to January 3, 2022.

If they extend their campaign, they still have to file a financial statement by the March 31 deadline. But they also have to prepare a second financial statement that’s been updated to reflect any spending or fundraising during those extra months when they were trying to erase their deficit. This ‘supplementary’ financial statement is due to Elections Markham by September 29, 2023 at 2 PM.

Campaign financial statements are public records and are posted at the City Clerk’s Office and on ElectionsMarkham.ca for the next two regular municipal election cycles.

Candidates and third party advertisers who don’t file their campaign financial statement by the deadline can still file their statement within 30 days, but have to pay the City a $500 late fee.

If they don’t file a campaign financial statement by the end of the 30-day late period (and haven’t applied to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice for an extension), automatic penalties apply, including:

  • Forfeiture of elected office (if applicable); and,
  • Ineligibility to run for any municipal council or school board office in Ontario for a full election cycle.

Any voter who believes that a candidate or a third party advertiser has broken a campaign finance rule can request an audit of the campaign’s financial records through the York Region Joint Compliance Audit Committee. Requests have to be made in writing to Elections Markham and outline the reasons for why the requester believes the law was broken.

After each filing deadline, Elections Markham reviews all financial statements. If it looks like someone has donated more to a candidate, group of candidates, or third party advertiser than the law allows, this is also reported to the York Region Joint Compliance Audit Committee.

The Committee will review each case of a possible campaign finance infraction and decide whether to investigate and take legal action against the candidate, third party advertiser, and/or donor.

  • January 3, 2023:
    • End of campaign period
    • Deadline to a request an extension for campaigns showing a deficit
  • March 31, 2023 at 2 PM:
    • Financial statements due
  • June 30, 2023:
    • End of extended campaign period (for campaigns that requested an extension)
  • September 29, 2023 at 2 PM:
    • Supplementary financial statements due
  • April 1 to June 29, 2023:
    • Compliance audit period for campaign financial statements
  • September 30 to December 28, 2023:
    • Compliance audit period for supplementary campaign financial statements
  • October 2023 to April 2024:
    • Candidate contribution rebates issued (for City Council candidates participating in the City’s Candidate Contribution Rebate Program)

 

2018 Financial Statements

Name Documentation
Steven Chen* Financial Statement [PDF]
Shan Hua Lu Financial Statement [PDF]
Abdul Rahman Malik Financial Statement [PDF]
Frank Scarpitti Financial Statement [PDF]
Jawed Syed  Financial Statement [PDF]
Supplementary Financial Statement [PDF]

*Candidate was disqualified from Markham's Candidate Contribution Rebate Program (CCRP) for failure to comply with the requirements of Bylaw 2018-17 [PDF].

Name Documentation
Nirmala Armstrong Financial Statement [PDF]
Don Hamilton Financial Statement [PDF]
Jack Heath Financial Statement [PDF]
Niran Jeyanesan Financial Statement [PDF]
Supplementary Financial Statement [PDF]
Jim Jones Financial Statement [PDF]
Ray Lai Financial Statement [PDF]
Supplementary Financial Statement [PDF]
Jeffrey Lee Financial Statement [PDF]
Jeff Leung Financial Statement [PDF]
Joe Li Financial Statement [PDF]
Aaron Madar  Financial Statement [PDF]
Tammy Mok Financial Statement [PDF]
Peter Pavlovic Financial Statement [PDF]
Howard Shen (withdrew) Financial Statement [PDF]
Name Documentation
Caryn Bergmann  Financial Statement [PDF]
Keith Irish Financial Statement [PDF]
Jasmine Kang  Financial Statement [PDF]
Ricardo Mashregi Financial Statement [PDF]
Barry Nelson Financial Statement [PDF]
Hilary Neubauer Financial Statement [PDF]
Howard Shore Financial Statement [PDF]
Supplementary Financial Statement [PDF]
Peter Wong Financial Statement [PDF]
Name Documentation
Tammy Armes Financial Statement [PDF]
Tom Brindley* Financial Statement [PDF]
Alan Ho Financial Statement [PDF]
Charles Jiang Financial Statement [PDF]
Larry Lau Financial Statement [PDF]
Bola Otaraki Financial Statement [PDF]

*Candidate was disqualified from Markham's Candidate Contribution Rebate Program (CCRP) for failure to comply with the requirements of Bylaw 2018-17 [PDF].

Name Documentation
Ed Law Financial Statement [PDF]
Soraya Mangal Financial Statement [PDF]
Supplementary Financial Statement [PDF]
Reid McAlpine Financial Statement [PDF]
Shanta Sundarason Financial Statement [PDF]
Jennifer Carrie Wan Financial Statement [PDF]
Name Documentation
Ivy Lee Financial Statement [PDF]
Karen Rea Financial Statement [PDF]
Shaarmina A. Rodrigo Financial Statement [PDF]
Viradhi Sansanwal  Financial Statement [PDF]
Name Documentation
Scott Au Financial Statement [PDF]
Ashok Bangia Financial Statement [PDF]
Tommy Chan Financial Statement [PDF]
Compass Chung Financial Statement [PDF]
Andrew Keyes Financial Statement [PDF]
Marlene Mogado* Financial Statement [PDF]
Rajeev Narang Financial Statement [PDF]
Sean O’Leary In default (failure to file by deadline)
Mo Shakir Financial Statement [PDF]
Sri Sivasubramaniam Financial Statement [PDF]
Jeremiah Vijeyaratnam* Financial Statement [PDF]
Fred K. Wong Financial Statement [PDF]
Grace Woo Financial Statement [PDF]

*Candidate was disqualified from Markham's Candidate Contribution Rebate Program (CCRP) for failure to comply with the requirements of Bylaw 2018-17 [PDF].

Name Documentation
Victor Chan Financial Statement [PDF]
Amanda Yeung Collucci Financial Statement [PDF]
Arif Mahmood Financial Statement [PDF]
Gin Siow Financial Statement [PDF]
Shawn Wang Financial Statement [PDF]
Name Documentation
Ali Chatha (withdrew) Financial Statement [PDF]
Sabbir Chawala (withdrew) Financial Statement [PDF]
Killi Chelliah Financial Statement [PDF]
Sundy Huang Financial Statement [PDF]
Johnson Irimpan Financial Statement [PDF]
Kethika Logan Kanapathi Financial Statement [PDF]
Supplementary Financial Statement [PDF]
Juanita Nathan (withdrew) Financial Statement [PDF]
Mohammed Rahman Financial Statement [PDF]
Sothy Sella Financial Statement [PDF]
Elaguppillai (Mike) Srinathan In default (failed to file by deadline)
Khalid Usman Financial Statement [PDF]
Malar Varatharaja Financial Statement [PDF]
Supplementary Financial Statement [PDF]
Jeremiah Vijeyaratnam Financial Statement [PDF]
Name Documentation
Alex Chiu Financial Statement [PDF]
Jasmine Kang (withdrew) Financial Statement [PDF]
Benson Lau Financial Statement [PDF]
Isa Lee Financial Statement [PDF]
Joseph (Mohan) Remisiar Financial Statement [PDF]
Howard Shen Financial Statement [PDF]

Area 1 – Markham Ward 1 & Vaughan Ward 5

Name Documentation
Sahar Adaskar Financial Statement [PDF]
Brenndon Goodman Financial Statement [PDF]
Aviva Polonsky Financial Statement [PDF]
David Sherman Financial Statement [PDF]
Todd Silverman In default (failed to file by deadline)
Simon Strelchik Financial Statement [PDF]

 

Area 2 – Wards 2, 3 & 6

Name Documentation
Kevin Chan Financial Statement [PDF]
Edward Choi Financial Statement [PDF]
Catherine Leung Financial Statement [PDF]
Jerrica Lin Financial Statement [PDF]
AJ Luo Financial Statement [PDF]
Ron Lynn Financial Statement [PDF]
Lisa Ren Financial Statement [PDF]
Ada Yeung Financial Statement [PDF]

 

Area 3 – Wards 4 & 5

Name Documentation
George M. George Financial Statement [PDF]
Michael Kim Financial Statement [PDF]
Rukshan Para Financial Statement [PDF]
Amit Sharda Financial Statement [PDF]
Allan Tam Financial Statement [PDF]

 

Area 4 – Wards 7 & 8

Name Documentation
Sonia Babra Financial Statement [PDF]
Ali Chatha Financial Statement [PDF]
Sabbir Chawala Financial Statement [PDF]
Jenny Chen Financial Statement [PDF]
Gagan Garcha Financial Statement [PDF]
Kashif Aziz Khan (withdrew) Financial Statement [PDF]
Charanjeet Singh Lamba In default (failed to file by deadline)
Juanita Nathan Financial Statement [PDF]
Kavitha Senthil In default (failed to file by deadline)
Taha Shaikh In default (failed to file by deadline)

 

Area 1 – Wards 1, 2, 3 & 6

Name Documentation
Carol Cotton Financial Statement [PDF]
Nader Deif Financial Statement [PDF]

 

Area 2 – Wards 4, 5, 7 & 8

Name Documentation
Jenny Chen (withdrew) Financial Statement [PDF]
Patrice Chisholm In default (failed to file by deadline)
Sam Cuda Financial Statement [PDF]
James Ecker Financial Statement [PDF]
Albert Ko Financial Statement [PDF]
Ben Smith Financial Statement [PDF]
Name Documentation
François Guérin Financial Statement [PDF]
Karine Ricard Financial Statement [PDF]
Name Documentation
Kathleen Beal Financial Statement [PDF]
Maxime Papillon Financial Statement [PDF]

Elections Markham
Markham Civic Centre
101 Town Centre Boulevard
Markham, Ontario, L3R 9W3
905.477.7000 x8683 (VOTE)
vote@markham.ca

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