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:Annual fiscal period
  •  (1) The fiscal period of a registered party is the calendar year.

  • Marginal note:Adjustment of fiscal period

    (2) Without delay after becoming registered, a political party shall, if necessary, adjust its fiscal period so that it ends at the end of the calendar year. The adjusted fiscal period shall not be less than six months or more than 18 months.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 393;
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.
Marginal note:Registry of political parties

 The Chief Electoral Officer shall maintain a registry of political parties that contains the information referred to in paragraphs 385(2)(a) to (h) and subsections 396(2) and 418(2).

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 394;
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.

Officers, Registered Agents, Auditors and Members

Marginal note:Minimum number of officers
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (3), a registered party and an eligible party shall have at least three officers in addition to the leader of the party.

  • Marginal note:Eligibility — officer

    (2) Only a person who is an elector and whose ordinary residence is in Canada is eligible to be an officer of a registered party or an eligible party.

  • Marginal note:Appointment of replacement

    (3) In the event of the death, incapacity, resignation or ineligibility of an officer of a registered party or eligible party, or the revocation of the appointment of one, the party shall, if the remaining number of officers is less than four, appoint a replacement within 30 days.

  • Marginal note:Report of appointment

    (4) Within 30 days after the day on which the replacement is appointed, the registered party or eligible party shall inform the Chief Electoral Officer of the appointment by providing a report under subsection 405(1).

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 395;
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.
Marginal note:Registered agents
  •  (1) A registered party may appoint persons to act as its registered agents, subject to any terms and conditions that the appointment specifies.

  • Marginal note:Report of appointment

    (2) Within 30 days after the day on which a registered agent is appointed, the registered party shall provide the Chief Electoral Officer with a written report, certified by its leader or chief agent, that includes the registered agent’s name and address and any terms and conditions to which the appointment is subject. The Chief Electoral Officer shall register that information in the registry of political parties.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 396;
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.