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

Act current to 2015-08-04 and last amended on 2015-08-02. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Contributions for ticketed fundraising functions

 If a fundraising activity is held for the primary purpose of soliciting a monetary contribution for a registered party, a registered association, a nomination contestant, a candidate or a leadership contestant by way of selling a ticket, the amount of the monetary contribution received is the difference between the price of the ticket and the fair market value of what the ticket entitles the bearer to obtain.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 377;
  • 2003, c. 19, s. 11;
  • 2004, c. 24, s. 8;
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.
Marginal note:Personal expenses — candidate
  •  (1) A candidate’s personal expenses include

    • (a) travel and living expenses;

    • (b) childcare expenses;

    • (c) expenses relating to the provision of care for a person with a physical or mental incapacity for whom the candidate normally provides such care; and

    • (d) in the case of a candidate who has a disability, additional expenses that are related to the disability.

  • Marginal note:Categories and maximums

    (2) The Chief Electoral Officer may establish categories of personal expenses and fix maximum amounts that may be incurred for expenses in each category.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 378;
  • 2004, c. 24, s. 9;
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.
Marginal note:Costs related to candidate’s representatives

 Any expenses of a candidate that are incurred to remunerate the candidate’s representatives referred to in subsection 136(1) or 237.1(2) are deemed to be personal expenses of the candidate.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 379;
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.
Marginal note:Evidence of payment — $50 or more
  •  (1) If an expense of $50 or more was incurred under this Act by or on behalf of a registered party, a registered association, a nomination contestant, a candidate or a leadership contestant and paid by an agent or other person authorized under this Act to pay such an expense, the agent or other person shall keep a copy of the invoice prepared by the person who provided the good or service to which the expense relates setting out the nature of the expense together with proof that it was paid.

  • Marginal note:Evidence of payment — under $50

    (2) If an expense of less than $50 was incurred and paid as described in subsection (1), the person who made the payment shall keep a record of the nature of the expense together with proof that it was paid.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 380;
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.