Council candidate could be disqualified for six years

Candidate Paul Kandola will have to pay a late fee of $500 and could be disqualified from running for office for six years.

After failing to file a campaign financial disclosure statement from the 2011 municipal election, candidate Paul Kandola will have to pay a late fee of $500 by April 18 or he will be disqualified from running for office for six years.

He can vote, but he can’t run in the next election, unless he pays the late fee on time.

Under the Local Government Act, within 120 days of the election day, candidates are required to submit the financial information regarding their campaign spending and contributions.

The deadline was March 19.

Kandola told the Tribune he was out of the country for six weeks and missed the deadline, but plans to pay the late fee on April 4.