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

Act current to 2014-09-15 and last amended on 2014-06-19. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Relieved of obligations

 A leadership contestant who withdraws in accordance with section 435.16 or whose acceptance is withdrawn in accordance with section 435.17 is relieved of the obligation to provide returns under section 435.31 for any period after the withdrawal.

  • 2003, c. 19, s. 40.
Marginal note:Notification of party

 The Chief Electoral Officer shall, on becoming aware that a leadership contestant of a registered party has failed to comply with any requirement under this Division, notify the party accordingly.

  • 2003, c. 19, s. 40.

Financial Administration of Leadership Contestants

Powers, Duties and Functions of Financial Agent

Marginal note:Duty of financial agent

 The financial agent of a leadership contestant is responsible for administering the contestant’s financial transactions for his or her leadership campaign and for reporting on those transactions in accordance with the provisions of this Act.

  • 2003, c. 19, s. 40.
Marginal note:Bank account
  •  (1) The financial agent of a leadership contestant shall open, for the sole purpose of the contestant’s leadership campaign, a separate bank account in a Canadian financial institution as defined in section 2 of the Bank Act, or in an authorized foreign bank as defined in that section, that is not subject to the restrictions and requirements referred to in subsection 524(2) of that Act.

  • Marginal note:Account holder name

    (2) The account must name the account holder as follows: “(name of financial agent), financial agent”.

  • Marginal note:Payments and receipts

    (3) All financial transactions of the leadership contestant in relation to the contestant’s leadership campaign that involve the payment or receipt of money are to be paid from or deposited to the account.

  • Marginal note:Closure of bank account

    (4) The financial agent of a leadership contestant shall close the account after the end of the leadership contest or the withdrawal or death of the contestant and

    • (a) after the subsequent disposal of any surplus leadership campaign funds in accordance with this Act; or

    • (b) if there are unpaid claims at the end of the leadership contest, after those claims have been dealt with in accordance with this Act.

  • Marginal note:Final statement of bank account

    (5) The financial agent shall, on closing the account, provide the Chief Electoral Officer with the final statement of the account.

  • 2003, c. 19, s. 40.
Marginal note:Prohibition — accepting contributions
  •  (1) No person, other than a leadership campaign agent of a leadership contestant, shall accept contributions to the contestant’s leadership campaign.

  • Marginal note:Accepting certain transfers prohibited

    (2) No leadership campaign agent of a leadership contestant shall accept a transfer of funds from a registered party or registered association, except the transfer by a registered party of an amount out of a directed contribution as defined in subsection 404.3(2).

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — paying leadership campaign expenses

    (3) No person or entity, other than a leadership campaign agent of the leadership contestant, shall pay leadership campaign expenses, other than personal expenses, of the contestant.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — incurring leadership campaign expenses

    (4) No person or entity, other than a leadership contestant or one of his or her leadership campaign agents, shall incur leadership campaign expenses of the contestant.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — contestant’s personal expenses

    (5) No person, other than a leadership contestant or his or her financial agent, shall pay the contestant’s personal expenses.

  • 2003, c. 19, s. 40.