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

Act current to 2015-03-31 and last amended on 2015-01-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Method of disposal of surplus

 A candidate’s official agent shall dispose of surplus electoral funds by transferring them

  • (a) in the case of a candidate who was endorsed by a registered party, to that party or to the registered association of that party in the candidate’s electoral district; or

  • (b) in any other case, to the Receiver General.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.
Marginal note:Notice of disposal of surplus
  •  (1) A candidate’s official agent shall, within seven days after disposing of a candidate’s surplus electoral funds, give the Chief Electoral Officer a notice in the prescribed form of the amount and date of the disposal and to whom the surplus was transferred.

  • Marginal note:Publication

    (2) As soon as feasible after the disposal of a candidate’s surplus electoral funds, the Chief Electoral Officer shall publish the notice in any manner that he or she considers appropriate.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.
Marginal note:Requisition for repayment
  •  (1) An official agent who has disposed of a candidate’s surplus electoral funds under paragraph 477.82(b) and must subsequently pay an electoral campaign expense of the candidate may apply to the Chief Electoral Officer for repayment in an amount that is not more than the lesser of the amount of the subsequent payment and the amount of the surplus electoral funds.

  • Marginal note:Repayment

    (2) On receipt of a request for payment from the Chief Electoral Officer in relation to an application, the Receiver General shall pay the amount specified in the application to the official agent out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.
Marginal note:Prohibition — transfer of contributions

 No registered agent of a registered party, no financial agent of a registered association and no financial agent of a nomination contestant shall transfer funds to a candidate after polling day except to pay claims related to the candidate’s electoral campaign.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.

Supply and Use of Forms

Marginal note:Prescribed forms — Income Tax Act

 A candidate and their official agent shall use the prescribed forms for official receipts to contributors for the purpose of subsection 127(3) of the Income Tax Act.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.
Marginal note:Provision of forms to returning officers

 The Chief Electoral Officer shall provide each returning officer with copies of prescribed forms.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.