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

Act current to 2014-06-12 and last amended on 2014-04-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Estimated expenses
  •  (1) On November 15 in each year, the Chief Electoral Officer shall calculate the maximum amount referred to in section 440 for each electoral district, based on the lists of electors in the Register of Electors, as if an election were then to be held.

  • Marginal note:Availability of estimates

    (2) The maximum amount for an electoral district must be sent

    • (a) to any person on request; and

    • (b) to the member and each registered party that endorsed a candidate in the electoral district in the last election, together with the copy of the lists of electors referred to in subsection 45(1).

  • Marginal note:Maximum amount not guaranteed

    (3) The maximum amount calculated under subsection (1) is an estimate and, as such, may be increased or decreased for an electoral district in the subsequent election period.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (4) This section does not apply if November 15 falls during an election period or if the vote at a general election was held during the six months before that date.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 442;
  • 2007, c. 21, s. 34.
Marginal note:Prohibition — expenses more than maximum
  •  (1) No candidate, official agent of a candidate or person authorized under paragraph 446(c) to enter into contracts shall incur election expenses in an amount that is more than the election expenses limit calculated under section 440.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — collusion

    (2) No candidate, official agent of the candidate, person authorized under paragraph 446(c) to enter into contracts or third party, within the meaning given that expression by section 349, shall collude with each other for the purpose of circumventing the election expenses limit calculated under section 440.

Recovery of Claims

Marginal note:Claim for payment
  •  (1) A person who has a claim to be paid for an expense in relation to an electoral campaign shall send the invoice or other document evidencing the claim to

    • (a) the candidate’s official agent; or

    • (b) the candidate, if there is no official agent.

  • Marginal note:Bar to recovery

    (2) A claimant is barred from recovery of a claim to be paid if the invoice or other document evidencing the claim is sent more than three months after

    • (a) the day set for polling day; or

    • (b) the publication of a notice of the withdrawal or deemed withdrawal of the writ for the election in the Canada Gazette, in any other case.

  • Marginal note:Deceased claimant

    (3) If a claimant dies before the end of the three-month period, a new three-month period begins, for the purposes of subsection (1), on the day on which the claimant’s legal representative becomes entitled to act for the claimant.