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

Act current to 2015-06-22 and last amended on 2015-01-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Certificate
  •  (1) As soon as feasible after the end of each quarter, the Chief Electoral Officer shall provide the Receiver General with a certificate that sets out the amount of the allowance payable to a registered party for that quarter.

  • Marginal note:Delay for non-compliance

    (2) If a registered party has not provided all of the documents that it is required to provide under sections 432, 433 and 437, the Chief Electoral Officer shall postpone providing the certificate for any quarter until the party has provided those documents.

  • Marginal note:Payment

    (3) On receipt of the certificate, the Receiver General shall pay the amount set out in it to the registered party out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund. The payment may also be made in whole or in part to any provincial division of the party, as authorized in writing by the party’s leader.

  • Definition of “provincial division”

    (4) In this Act, “provincial division” means a division of a registered party for a province or territory in relation to which the party’s leader has provided the following to the Chief Electoral Officer:

    • (a) the name of the division and of the province or territory;

    • (b) the name of the party;

    • (c) the address of the office where records of that division are maintained and to which communications may be addressed;

    • (d) the names and addresses of the chief executive officer and other officers of the division;

    • (e) the name and address of any registered agent appointed by the division; and

    • (f) a declaration signed by the party’s leader certifying that the division is a division of the party.

    This Act applies to information provided under this subsection as if it were information referred to in paragraphs 385(2)(a) to (h).

  • Marginal note:Report of changes in information

    (5) Within 15 days after a change in the information referred to in subsection (4), the chief executive officer of the provincial division shall report the change in writing to the chief agent of the registered party.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 446;
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.

Division 3Electoral District Associations

Subdivision aRegistration of Electoral District Associations


Marginal note:Prohibition — accepting contributions, etc., while not registered

 No electoral district association of a registered party shall, unless it is registered,

  • (a) accept contributions;

  • (b) provide goods or services or transfer funds to a candidate endorsed by a registered party;

  • (c) provide goods or services or transfer funds to a registered party or a registered association; or

  • (d) accept surplus nomination campaign funds of a nomination contestant, surplus electoral funds of a candidate or surplus leadership campaign funds of a leadership contestant.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 447;
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.