Ontario Liberal appointee accused of violating Elections Act

TORONTO — Elections Ontario has been asked to investigate whether a member of the Ontario College of Trades’ board of governors violated Ontario election law.

At issue is whether union president James Barry — a resident of Quebec — inappropriately and repeatedly donated money to Ontario Liberal riding associations using his Ottawa union address.

Ontario election law prohibits individuals who live out of province from making donations to provincial riding associations.

It also prohibits an individual’s name to be listed on behalf of a corporation or trade union.