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

Act current to 2015-08-04 and last amended on 2015-08-02. Previous Versions

Reimbursement of Election Expenses and Personal Expenses

Marginal note:Reimbursement — first instalment
  •  (1) Without delay after receipt of a return of the writ for an electoral district, the Chief Electoral Officer shall provide the Receiver General with a certificate that sets out

    • (a) the name of the elected candidate, if any;

    • (b) the name of any candidate who received 10% or more of the number of valid votes cast; and

    • (c) the amount that is 15% of the election expenses limit calculated under section 477.49.

  • Marginal note:Payment of partial reimbursement

    (2) On receipt of the certificate, the Receiver General shall pay the amount set out in it out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund to the official agent of any candidate named in the certificate as partial reimbursement for the candidate’s election expenses and personal expenses. The payment may be made to the person designated by the official agent.

  • Marginal note:Return of excess payment

    (3) A candidate’s official agent shall without delay return to the Receiver General any amount received under subsection (2) that is more than 60% of the total of

    • (a) the candidate’s personal expenses that the candidate has paid, and

    • (b) the candidate’s election expenses, as set out in the candidate’s electoral campaign return.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.
Marginal note:Reimbursement — final instalment
  •  (1) On receipt of the documents referred to in subsection 477.59(1), or a corrected or revised version of any of those documents, in respect of a candidate named in a certificate, the Chief Electoral Officer shall provide the Receiver General with a certificate that

    • (a) states that the Chief Electoral Officer is satisfied that the candidate and their official agent have complied with the requirements of subsection 477.56(2) and sections 477.59 to 477.71;

    • (b) states that the auditor’s report does not include a statement referred to in subsection 477.62(3);

    • (c) states that the candidate has incurred more than 30% of the election expenses limit calculated under section 477.49; and

    • (d) sets out the amount of the final instalment of the candidate’s election expenses and personal expenses reimbursement, calculated under subsection (2).

  • Marginal note:Calculation of reimbursement

    (2) The amount referred to in paragraph (1)(d) is the lesser of

    • (a) 60% of the sum of the candidate’s paid election expenses and paid personal expenses, as set out in their electoral campaign return, less the partial reimbursement made under section 477.73, and

    • (b) 60% of the election expenses limit calculated under section 477.49, less the partial reimbursement made under section 477.73.

  • Marginal note:Reduction of reimbursement

    (3) If a candidate’s election expenses, as set out in their electoral campaign return, exceed the election expenses limit calculated under section 477.49, the amount that is provided for in subsection (2) is reduced as follows:

    • (a) by one dollar for every dollar that exceeds the limit by less than 5%;

    • (b) by two dollars for every dollar that exceeds the limit by 5% or more but by less than 10%;

    • (c) by three dollars for every dollar that exceeds the limit by 10% or more but by less than 12.5%; and

    • (d) by four dollars for every dollar that exceeds the limit by 12.5% or more.

  • Marginal note:Payment of final instalment

    (4) On receipt of the certificate, the Receiver General shall pay, out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, the amount set out in it to the candidate’s official agent. The payment may be made to the person designated by the official agent.

  • Marginal note:Reimbursement

    (5) If the amount that is provided for in subsection (2) is a negative amount after being reduced under subsection (3), the candidate’s official agent shall without delay return to the Receiver General that amount — expressed as a positive number — up to the amount of the partial reimbursement received by the official agent under section 477.73.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.