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

Act current to 2015-07-09 and last amended on 2015-01-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Official agent — ineligibility

 The following persons are ineligible to be an official agent:

  • (a) an election officer or a member of the staff of a returning officer;

  • (b) a candidate;

  • (c) an auditor appointed as required by this Act;

  • (d) a person who is not an elector;

  • (e) an undischarged bankrupt; and

  • (f) a person who does not have full capacity to enter into contracts in the province in which they ordinarily reside.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.
Marginal note:Auditor — eligibility
  •  (1) Only the following are eligible to be an auditor for a candidate:

    • (a) a person who is a member in good standing of a corporation, association or institute of professional accountants; or

    • (b) a partnership of which every partner is a member in good standing of a corporation, association or institute of professional accountants.

  • Marginal note:Auditor — ineligibility

    (2) The following persons are ineligible to be an auditor:

    • (a) an election officer or a member of the staff of a returning officer;

    • (b) the candidate or any other candidate;

    • (c) the official agent of the candidate or any other candidate;

    • (d) the chief agent of a registered party or an eligible party;

    • (e) a registered agent of a registered party;

    • (f) an electoral district agent of a registered association;

    • (g) a leadership contestant and their leadership campaign agent;

    • (h) a nomination contestant and their financial agent; and

    • (i) a financial agent of a registered third party.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.
Marginal note:If partnership appointed as auditor

 Subject to sections 477.2 and 477.3, a person may be appointed as official agent or auditor for a candidate even if the person is a member of a partnership that has been appointed in accordance with this Act as an auditor for

  • (a) a candidate in an electoral district other than the electoral district of the candidate for whom the appointment is being made; or

  • (b) a registered party.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.
Marginal note:Consent

 A candidate shall obtain from the official agent or auditor, on appointment, their signed consent to act in that capacity.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.