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

Act current to 2015-06-09 and last amended on 2015-01-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Notification of registered party

 The Chief Electoral Officer shall, on becoming aware that a leadership contestant of a registered party has failed to comply with any requirement under this Division, notify the party accordingly.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.

Subdivision bFinancial Administration of Leadership Contestants

Powers, Duties and Functions of Financial Agent

Marginal note:Duty of financial agent

 A leadership contestant’s financial agent is responsible for administering the contestant’s financial transactions for their leadership campaign and for reporting on those transactions in accordance with this Act.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.
Marginal note:Bank account
  •  (1) A leadership contestant’s financial agent shall open, for the sole purpose of the contestant’s leadership campaign, a separate bank account in a Canadian financial institution as defined in section 2 of the Bank Act, or in an authorized foreign bank as defined in that section that is not subject to the restrictions and requirements referred to in subsection 524(2) of that Act.

  • Marginal note:Account holder name

    (2) The account shall name the account holder as follows: “(name of financial agent), financial agent”.

  • Marginal note:Payments and receipts

    (3) All of a leadership contestant’s financial transactions in relation to the contestant’s leadership campaign that involve the payment or receipt of money are to be paid from or deposited to the account.

  • Marginal note:Closure of bank account

    (4) After the end of the leadership contest or the withdrawal or death of the leadership contestant, the contestant’s financial agent shall close the account once all unpaid claims and surplus leadership campaign funds have been dealt with in accordance with this Act.

  • Marginal note:Final statement of bank account

    (5) The financial agent shall, on closing the account, provide the Chief Electoral Officer with the final statement of the account.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.
Marginal note:Prohibition — accepting contributions, borrowing
  •  (1) No person or entity, other than a leadership campaign agent of a leadership contestant, shall accept contributions to the contestant’s leadership campaign or borrow money on the contestant’s behalf under section 373.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — accepting goods, services or funds or transferring funds

    (2) No person or entity, other than a leadership campaign agent of a leadership contestant, shall, on the contestant’s behalf,

    • (a) accept a provision of goods or services, or a transfer of funds, if the provision or transfer is permitted under section 364 or 365; or

    • (b) transfer funds, if the transfer is permitted under section 364.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — accepting certain transfers of funds

    (3) No leadership campaign agent of a leadership contestant shall, on the contestant’s behalf, accept a transfer of funds from a registered party or registered association, except the transfer by a registered party of an amount out of a directed contribution as defined in subsection 365(2).

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — paying leadership campaign expenses

    (4) No person or entity, other than a leadership campaign agent of a leadership contestant, shall pay the contestant’s leadership campaign expenses, other than personal expenses.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — incurring leadership campaign expenses

    (5) No person or entity, other than the leadership contestant or one of their leadership campaign agents, shall incur the contestant’s leadership campaign expenses.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — paying contestant’s personal expenses

    (6) No person or entity, other than the leadership contestant or their financial agent, shall pay the contestant’s personal expenses.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.