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

Act current to 2015-02-04 and last amended on 2015-01-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Statement of assets and liabilities

 Within six months after the day on which it becomes a registered association, the association shall provide the Chief Electoral Officer with

  • (a) a statement, prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, of its assets and liabilities, including any surplus or deficit, as of the day before the effective date of the registration; and

  • (b) a declaration in the prescribed form by its financial agent that the statement is complete and accurate.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 451;
  • 2003, c. 19, s. 44;
  • 2006, c. 9, s. 52;
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.
Marginal note:Prohibition — declaration concerning statement

 No financial agent of a registered association shall make a declaration referred to in paragraph 451(b) if the agent knows or ought reasonably to know that the statement referred to in paragraph 451(a) is not complete and accurate.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 452;
  • 2003, c. 19, s. 45;
  • 2006, c. 9, s. 53;
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.
Marginal note:Annual fiscal period

 The fiscal period of a registered association is the calendar year.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 453;
  • 2003, c. 19, s. 46;
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.
Marginal note:Adjustment of fiscal period

 Without delay after becoming registered, a registered association 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. 454;
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.
Marginal note:Registry of electoral district associations

 The Chief Electoral Officer shall maintain a registry of electoral district associations that contains the information referred to in subsections 448(1), 456(2) and 471(2).

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 455;
  • 2004, c. 24, s. 19;
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.

Electoral District Agents and Auditors

Marginal note:Appointments
  •  (1) A registered association may appoint, as electoral district agents, persons who are authorized by the association to accept contributions and to incur and pay expenses on behalf of the association. The appointment is subject to any terms and conditions that it specifies.

  • Marginal note:Report of appointment

    (2) Within 30 days after the day on which an electoral district agent is appointed, the registered association shall provide the Chief Electoral Officer with a written report, certified by its financial agent, that includes the electoral district 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 electoral district associations.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 456;
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.