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

Act current to 2014-09-01 and last amended on 2014-06-19. Previous Versions

Notice of Nomination Meeting

Marginal note:Limits on expenses
  •  (1) The amount that may be spent on providing notice of meetings that are to be held during an election period for the principal purpose of nominating a candidate for an election in an electoral district cannot be more than 1% of the maximum election expenses

    • (a) that were allowed for a candidate in that electoral district during the immediately preceding general election, if the boundaries for the electoral district have not changed since then; or

    • (b) that the Chief Electoral Officer determines, in any other case.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition on official agents, candidates and authorized persons

    (2) No candidate, official agent of a candidate or person who is authorized under paragraph 446(c) to enter into contracts shall incur or cause to be incurred expenses on account of notices referred to in subsection (1) that are in excess of the amount determined under that subsection.

Election Expenses Limit

Marginal note:Maximum election expenses allowed

 The election expenses limit that is allowed for a candidate’s election expenses in an electoral district is the product of the base amount for an electoral district determined under section 441 and the inflation adjustment factor referred to in section 414 as of the day of the issue of the writ.

Marginal note:Base amount of candidate’s election expenses
  •  (1) The base amount of a candidate’s election expenses in an electoral district is the higher of

    • (a) the amount calculated, on the basis of the preliminary lists of electors for the electoral district, in accordance with subsections (3) to (6), and

    • (b) the amount calculated, on the basis of the revised lists of electors for the electoral district, in accordance with subsections (7) to (10).

  • Marginal note:Death of candidate of registered party

    (2) If a candidate for an electoral district whose nomination was endorsed by a registered party dies in the period beginning at 2:00 p.m. on the 5th day before the closing day for nominations and ending on polling day, the base amount for that electoral district is increased by 50%.

  • Marginal note:Calculation using preliminary lists of electors

    (3) The amount referred to in paragraph (1)(a) is the aggregate of the following amounts, based on the number of the electors on the preliminary lists of electors:

    • (a) $2.07 for each of the first 15,000 electors;

    • (b) $1.04 for each of the next 10,000 electors; and

    • (c) $0.52 for each of the remaining electors.

  • Marginal note:Fewer electors than average — general election

    (4) If the number of electors on the preliminary lists of electors for the electoral district is less than the average number of electors on all preliminary lists of electors in a general election, then, in making a calculation under subsection (3), the number of electors is deemed to be half-way between the number on the preliminary lists of electors for the electoral district and that average number.

  • Marginal note:Fewer electors than average — by-election

    (5) In the case of a by-election, if the number of electors on the preliminary lists of electors for the electoral district is less than the average number of electors on all revised lists of electors in the immediately preceding general election, then, in making a calculation under subsection (3), the number of electors is deemed to be half-way between the number on the preliminary lists of electors for the electoral district and that average number.

  • Marginal note:Districts with lower population density

    (6) If the number of electors per square kilometre, calculated on the basis of the preliminary lists of electors for the electoral district, is less than 10, the amount calculated under subsection (3) is increased by the lesser of $0.31 per square kilometre and 25% of that amount.

  • Marginal note:Calculation using revised list of electors

    (7) The amount referred to in paragraph (1)(b) is the aggregate of the following amounts, based on the number of the electors on the revised lists of electors:

    • (a) $2.07 for each of the first 15,000 electors;

    • (b) $1.04 for each of the next 10,000 electors; and

    • (c) $0.52 for each of the remaining electors.

  • Marginal note:Fewer electors than average — general election

    (8) If the number of electors on the revised lists of electors for the electoral district is less than the average number of electors on all revised lists of electors in a general election, then, in making a calculation under subsection (7), the number of electors is deemed to be half-way between the number on the revised lists of electors for the electoral district and that average number.

  • Marginal note:Fewer electors than average — by-election

    (9) In the case of a by-election, if the number of electors on the revised lists of electors for the electoral district is less than the average number of electors on all revised lists of electors in the immediately preceding general election, then, in making a calculation under subsection (7), the number of electors is deemed to be half-way between the number on the revised lists of electors for the electoral district and that average number.

  • Marginal note:Districts with lower population density

    (10) If the number of electors per square kilometre, calculated on the basis of the revised lists of electors for the electoral district, is less than 10, the amount calculated under subsection (7) is increased by the lesser of $0.31 per square kilometre and 25% of that amount.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 441;
  • 2001, c. 21, s. 22.