Sukh Dhaliwal

Dhaliwal pleads guilty to missing tax deadline



Former member of parliament for Newton-North Delta paid a fine of $3,000 on Monday.

A former Liberal MP and his wife have pleaded guilty to not meeting a deadline to file his taxes.

Sukh Dhaliwal and his wife Roni pleaded guilty in B.C. provincial court in Surrey to three charges of failing to comply with the Income Tax Act.

Sukh Dhaliwal was fined $3,000, or $1,000 for each count.

Roni Dhaliwal was fined $1,000 for each of five counts, making her penalty total $5,000.

Dhaliwal said Tuesday for him it is all about taking responsibility in his position for Genco Consultants Inc.

“I’m a director of this company and I take responsibility,” Dhaliwal said. “It’s about correcting a wrong, which I corrected today.”

He said now it’s time to move forward.

He would not say whether he is considering another run for political office, and just wants to get the tax problem behind him.

Dhaliwal was the Liberal MP for Newton-North Delta from 2006 to 2011 when he lost the riding to NDP’s Jinny Sims.

He then intended to run for the B.C. Liberals in the riding of Surrey-Panorama in the May, 2013 election, but dropped out when the tax charges came to light.

Former Surrey Coun. Marvin Hunt ended up winning that seat.

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