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

Act current to 2014-09-29 and last amended on 2014-06-19. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Deregistration — failure to file return

 The Chief Electoral Officer may deregister a registered association if its financial agent fails to provide the Chief Electoral Officer with a document for a fiscal year in accordance with subsection 403.35(1).

  • 2003, c. 19, s. 23.
Marginal note:Voluntary deregistration
  •  (1) On application by a registered association to become deregistered, signed by its chief executive officer and the financial agent, the Chief Electoral Officer may deregister the association.

  • Marginal note:Deregistration at the request of the party

    (2) On application by a registered party, signed by its leader and two of its officers, to deregister one of its registered associations, the Chief Electoral Officer shall deregister the association.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (3) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply during an election period in the electoral district of the registered association.

  • 2003, c. 19, s. 23.
Marginal note:Procedure for non-voluntary deregistration
  •  (1) If the Chief Electoral Officer believes on reasonable grounds that a registered association or its financial agent has omitted to perform any obligation referred to in section 403.18 or 403.19, the Chief Electoral Officer shall, in writing, notify the chief executive officer and the financial agent of the association that the association or financial agent must

    • (a) rectify the omission by the discharge of those obligations within 30 days after receipt of the notice; or

    • (b) satisfy the Chief Electoral Officer that the omission was not the result of negligence or a lack of good faith.

  • Marginal note:Extension or exemption

    (2) If paragraph (1)(b) applies, the Chief Electoral Officer may amend the notice by

    • (a) exempting, in whole or in part, the recipients of the notice from complying with the obligations referred to in section 403.18 or 403.19; or

    • (b) specifying a period for compliance with the obligations referred to in paragraph (1)(a).

  • Marginal note:Copy of notice

    (3) A copy of any notice or amendment under subsection (1) or (2) shall be sent to the leader and the chief agent of the registered party with which the registered association is affiliated.

  • Marginal note:Deregistration

    (4) The Chief Electoral Officer may deregister a registered association if the association or its financial agent fails to comply with a notice referred to in subsection (1) or with an amended notice under subsection (2).

  • 2003, c. 19, s. 23.
Marginal note:Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act
  •  (1) If the boundaries of an electoral district are revised as a result of a representation order under section 25 of the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act, a registered association for the electoral district may, before the day on which the representation order comes into force under subsection 25(1) of that Act, file with the Chief Electoral Officer a notice that it will be continued as the registered association for a particular electoral district described in the representation order. The notice must be accompanied by a consent signed by the leader of the registered party with which it is affiliated.

  • Marginal note:Effect of continuation

    (2) If a notice has been filed under subsection (1), on the coming into force of the representation order, the registered association is continued as the registered association for the electoral district specified in the notice and assumes all the rights and obligations of the association for the former electoral district.

  • Marginal note:Deregistration

    (3) Any registered association in an electoral district whose boundaries are revised as a result of a representation order under section 25 of the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act that does not give a notice under subsection (1) is deregistered on the day on which the representation order comes into force under subsection 25(1) of that Act and, despite paragraph 403.01(c), may transfer goods or funds to the registered party with which it is affiliated or to any of its registered associations in the six months after that day. Any such transfer is not a contribution for the purposes of this Act.

  • Marginal note:Pre-registration

    (4) As soon as a proclamation is issued under section 25 of the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act relating to a representation order, an application may be made under section 403.02 for the registration of an electoral district association for an electoral district that is created by — or whose boundaries are revised as a result of — the order. Any resulting registration does not take effect before the order comes into force.

  • Marginal note:Applicant deemed to be electoral district association

    (5) The applicant in an application referred to in subsection (4) is deemed to be an electoral district association as of the date on which the application is received by the Chief Electoral Officer.

  • 2003, c. 19, s. 23.