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

Act current to 2014-04-02 and last amended on 2014-04-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Limits on expenses

 The limit for nomination campaign expenses — other than personal expenses as defined in section 478.01 — that is allowed for a nomination contestant in an electoral district is the amount

  • (a) that is 20% of the limit that was allowed under section 440 for a candidate’s election expenses 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.

  • 2003, c. 19, s. 57.
Marginal note:Prohibition — expenses more than maximum
  •  (1) No nomination contestant or financial agent of a nomination contestant shall incur nomination campaign expenses — other than personal expenses as defined in section 478.01 — in an amount that is more than the limit allowed for that electoral district under section 478.14.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — collusion

    (2) No person or entity shall

    • (a) circumvent, or attempt to circumvent, the limit referred to in section 478.14; or

    • (b) act in collusion with another person or entity for that purpose.

  • 2003, c. 19, s. 57.

Recovery of Claims

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

    • (a) the nomination contestant’s financial agent; or

    • (b) the nomination contestant, if there is no financial 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 the selection date.

  • 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.

  • 2003, c. 19, s. 57.
Marginal note:Payment within four months
  •  (1) A claim for nomination campaign expenses that has been sent in accordance with section 478.16 must be paid within four months after the selection date, or in the case referred to in subsection 478.23(7), the polling day.

  • Marginal note:Exceptions

    (2) The requirement to pay a claim within four months does not apply to a claim in respect of which

    • (a) the documents may be sent within a new period under subsection 478.16(3);

    • (b) the Chief Electoral Officer has authorized payment under section 478.19;

    • (c) a judge has authorized payment under section 478.2; or

    • (d) proceedings have been commenced under section 478.21.

  • 2003, c. 19, s. 57.