Canada Elections Act (S.C. 2000, c. 9)

Act current to 2014-09-01 and last amended on 2014-06-19. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Agents — corporations
  •  (1) A corporation incorporated under the laws of Canada or a province is eligible to be the financial agent or an electoral district agent of a registered association.

  • Marginal note:Agents — ineligible persons

    (2) The following persons are not eligible to be a financial agent or an electoral district agent:

    • (a) an election officer or a member of the staff of a returning officer;

    • (b) a candidate;

    • (c) an auditor appointed as required by this Act;

    • (d) subject to subsection (1), a person who is not an elector;

    • (e) an undischarged bankrupt; and

    • (f) a person who does not have the capacity to enter into contracts in the province in which the person ordinarily resides.

  • Marginal note:Where member of partnership appointed as agent

    (3) A person may be appointed as agent for a registered association notwithstanding that the person is a member of a partnership that has been appointed as an auditor, in accordance with this Act for the registered party.

  • 2003, c. 19, s. 23.
Marginal note:Auditor — eligibility
  •  (1) Only the following are eligible to be an auditor for a registered association:

    • (a) a person who is a member in good standing of a corporation, an association or an institute of professional accountants; or

    • (b) a partnership of which every partner is a member in good standing of a corporation, an association or an institute of professional accountants.

  • Marginal note:Auditor — ineligible persons

    (2) The following persons are not eligible to be an auditor for a registered association:

    • (a) election officers and members of the staff of returning officers;

    • (b) chief agents of registered parties or eligible parties and registered agents of registered parties;

    • (c) candidates and official agents of candidates;

    • (d) electoral district agents of registered associations;

    • (e) leadership contestants and their leadership campaign agents;

    • (f) nomination contestants and their financial agents; and

    • (g) financial agents of registered third parties.

  • 2003, c. 19, s. 23.
Marginal note:Consent

 A registered association shall obtain from the financial agent or auditor, on appointment, their signed consent to so act.

  • 2003, c. 19, s. 23.
Marginal note:Death, incapacity, resignation or revocation

 In the event of the death, incapacity, resignation or revocation of the appointment of its financial agent or auditor, a registered association shall without delay appoint a replacement.

  • 2003, c. 19, s. 23.