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

Act current to 2014-11-11 and last amended on 2014-10-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Bank account
  •  (1) An official agent of a candidate shall open, for the sole purpose of the candidate’s electoral 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 official agent), official agent”.

  • Marginal note:Payments and receipts

    (3) All financial transactions of the candidate in relation to an electoral 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) After the election or the withdrawal or death of the candidate, the official agent of a candidate shall close the account once any unpaid claim or surplus of electoral funds has been dealt with in accordance with this Act.

  • Marginal note:Final statement of bank account

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

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 437;
  • 2003, c. 19, s. 41.
  •  (1) [Repealed, 2003, c. 19, s. 42]

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — accepting contributions

    (2) No person, other than an official agent of a candidate, shall accept contributions to the candidate’s electoral campaign.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — issuing tax receipts

    (3) No person, other than an official agent of a candidate, shall provide official receipts to contributors of monetary contributions to a candidate for the purpose of subsection 127(3) of the Income Tax Act.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — paying electoral expenses

    (4) No person or entity, other than the official agent of a candidate, shall pay expenses in relation to the candidate’s electoral campaign except for petty expenses referred to in section 411 and the candidate’s personal expenses.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — incurring electoral expenses

    (5) No person or entity, other than a candidate, his or her official agent or a person authorized under paragraph 446(c) to enter into contracts, shall incur expenses in relation to the candidate’s electoral campaign.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — candidate’s personal expenses

    (6) No person, other than a candidate or his or her official agent, shall pay the candidate’s personal expenses.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (7) Subsection (4) or (5), as the case may be, does not apply to a registered agent of a registered party who pays or incurs expenses in relation to the electoral campaign of the leader of the registered party.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 438;
  • 2003, c. 19, s. 42.