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

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

Marginal note:Audit fee

 On receipt of the documents referred to in subsection 477.59(1), including the auditor’s report, and a copy of the auditor’s invoice for the auditor’s report, the Chief Electoral Officer shall provide the Receiver General with a certificate that sets out the greater of

  • (a) the amount of the expenses incurred for the audit, up to a maximum of the lesser of 3% of the candidate’s election expenses and $1,500, and

  • (b) $250.

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

 On receipt of the certificate, the Receiver General shall pay the amount set out in it to the auditor out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.
Marginal note:Return of deposit
  •  (1) The Chief Electoral Officer shall provide the Receiver General with a certificate that lists the names of

    • (a) each candidate, including one who has withdrawn under subsection 74(1), whose official agent the Chief Electoral Officer is satisfied has provided the documents under section 477.59 and returned any unused forms referred to in section 477.86, in accordance with subsection 477.88(2); and

    • (b) any candidate who has died before the closing of all the polling stations.

  • Marginal note:Payment

    (2) On receipt of the certificate, the Receiver General shall pay out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund the amount of each listed candidate’s nomination deposit to their official agent. The payment may be made to the person designated by the official agent.

  • Marginal note:No official agent acting at candidate’s death

    (3) If there is no official agent in the case described in paragraph (1)(b), the Chief Electoral Officer may return the nomination deposit to any person that he or she considers appropriate.

  • Marginal note:Forfeit to Her Majesty

    (4) Any nomination deposit that is not returned under this section is forfeited to Her Majesty in right of Canada.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.
Marginal note:Death of candidate

 If a candidate who was endorsed by a registered party dies within the period beginning at 2:00 p.m. on the fifth day before the closing day for nominations and ending on polling day,

  • (a) they are deemed for the purpose of section 477.73 to receive 10% of the valid votes cast in the electoral district in which they were a candidate; and

  • (b) in the certificate referred to in subsection 477.73(1) the Chief Electoral Officer shall set out, for the other candidates in that electoral district, the amount that is 22.5% of the election expenses limit calculated under section 477.49.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.