A former Ontario Liberal Party candidate may have breached campaign rules during the recent provincial election, Elections Ontario says.
In a letter to the Ontario NDP, the independent office said an investigation determined “there has been an apparent contravention” of the Elections Act by the former Liberal candidate for Chatham-Kent-Leamington.
Audrey Festeryga, who was drafted by the Liberals to contest the seat after the party was forced to drop a candidate, withdrew from the race a week before the election took place.
Her candidacy was called into question by the NDP during the campaign. The party alleged that she was fraudulently registered with signatures gathered in support of the dropped candidate.