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

Act current to 2014-09-29 and last amended on 2014-06-19. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Agents — ineligible persons
  •  (1) The following persons are not eligible to be the financial agent of a nomination contestant:

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

    • (b) a candidate or a nomination contestant;

    • (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 the capacity to enter into contracts in the province in which the person ordinarily resides.

  • Marginal note:Where member of partnership appointed as agent

    (2) A person may be appointed as agent for a nomination contestant notwithstanding that the person is a member of a partnership that has been appointed as an auditor, in accordance with the Act for the registered party.

  • 2003, c. 19, s. 57.
Marginal note:Consent

 A nomination contestant shall obtain from the financial agent, on appointment, their signed consent to so act.

  • 2003, c. 19, s. 57.
Marginal note:Replacement of financial agent

 In the event of the death, incapacity, resignation or revocation of the appointment of the financial agent, a nomination contestant shall without delay appoint a replacement.

  • 2003, c. 19, s. 57.
Marginal note:Only one financial agent

 A nomination contestant shall have no more than one financial agent at a time.

  • 2003, c. 19, s. 57.
Marginal note:Prohibition — agents

 No person who is not eligible to be the financial agent of a nomination contestant shall so act.

  • 2003, c. 19, s. 57.
Marginal note:Changes in reported information
  •  (1) Within 30 days after a change in the information referred to in paragraph 478.02(1)(c), a nomination contestant shall report the change in writing to the Chief Electoral Officer.

  • Marginal note:New financial agent

    (2) A report under subsection (1) that involves the replacement of the financial agent of the nomination contestant must include a copy of the signed consent under section 478.06.

  • 2003, c. 19, s. 57.

Financial Administration of Nomination Contestants

Powers, Duties and Functions of Financial Agent

Marginal note:Duty of financial agent

 The financial agent of a nomination contestant is responsible for administering the contestant’s financial transactions for his or her nomination campaign and for reporting on those transactions in accordance with the provisions of this Act.

  • 2003, c. 19, s. 57.