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

Act current to 2016-06-21 and last amended on 2016-01-01. Previous Versions

Offences under Division 2 of Part 16.1 (Scripts and Recordings)

Marginal note:Strict liability offences — summary conviction
  •  (1) Every person is guilty of an offence who, being a calling service provider, contravenes

    • (a) paragraph 348.16(a) (obligation to keep scripts); or

    • (b) paragraph 348.16(b) (obligation to keep recordings).

  • Marginal note:Offences requiring intent — dual procedure

    (2) Every person who, being a calling service provider, knowingly contravenes any provision referred to in subsection (1) is guilty of an offence.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 96.
Marginal note:Strict liability offences — summary conviction
  •  (1) Every person is guilty of an offence who, being a person or group, contravenes

    • (a) paragraph 348.17(a) or section 348.19 (obligation to keep scripts); or

    • (b) paragraph 348.17(b) or section 348.18 (obligation to keep recordings).

  • Marginal note:Offences requiring intent — dual procedure

    (2) Every person who, being a person or group, knowingly contravenes any provision referred to in subsection (1) is guilty of an offence.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 96.

Offences under Part 17 (Third Party Election Advertising)

Marginal note:Strict liability offences — summary conviction
  •  (1) Every person is guilty of an offence who, being a third party, contravenes

    • (a) any of subsections 350(1) to (4) (exceeding election advertising expense limits);

    • (a.1) section 351.1 (foreign third party exceeding election advertising expense limit);

    • (b) section 352 (failure to identify self in advertisement);

    • (c) subsection 353(1) (failure to register);

    • (d) section 354 (failure to appoint financial agent) or subsection 355(1) (failure to appoint auditor);

    • (e) subsection 357(3) (use of anonymous contributions) or section 358 (use of foreign contributions); or

    • (f) subsection 359(1) (failure to file election advertising report) or 359(9) (failure to provide bills or receipts on request).

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    (2) Every person is guilty of an offence who, being a third party, wilfully contravenes

    • (a) any of subsections 350(1) to (4) or section 351 (exceeding or circumventing election advertising expense limits);

    • (a.1) section 351.1 (foreign third party exceeding election advertising expense limit);

    • (b) subsection 353(1) (failure to register); or

    • (c) subsection 359(1) (failure to file election advertising report).

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 496;
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 97.

Offences under Part 18 (Finance)

Offences under Division 1 of Part 18 (General Financial Provisions)

Marginal note:Strict liability offences — summary conviction
  •  (1) Every person is guilty of an offence who

    • (a) being a person or entity, contravenes subsection 363(1) (making contribution while ineligible);

    • (b) being the chief agent of a registered party, the financial agent of a registered association, the official agent of a candidate or the financial agent of a nomination contestant or leadership contestant, contravenes subsection 363(2) (failure to return or pay amount of ineligible contribution);

    • (c) being a registered party or an electoral district association of one, contravenes subsection 365(1) (making prohibited transfer);

    • (d) being a person who is authorized to accept contributions on behalf of a registered party, a registered association, a nomination contestant, a candidate or a leadership contestant, contravenes section 366 (failure to issue receipt);

    • (e) being a person or entity, contravenes subsection 368(1) (circumventing contribution limit);

    • (f) being a person or entity, contravenes subsection 368(2) (concealing source of contribution);

    • (g) being an individual, contravenes section 370 (making indirect contributions);

    • (h) being a person authorized under this Act to accept contributions, contravenes section 372 (failure to return or pay amount of contribution);

    • (i) being a person or entity, contravenes subsection 373(1) or (2) (making a loan, guaranteeing a loan or borrowing money);

    • (j) being an individual, contravenes section 374 (making indirect loans);

    • (k) contravenes subsection 380(1) or (2) (failure to document payment); or

    • (l) being a person authorized to pay petty expenses, contravenes subsection 381(3) (failure to provide documentation of petty expenses) or 381(4) (paying more than the maximum amount of petty expenses).

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    (2) Every person is guilty of an offence who

    • (a) being a person or entity, knowingly contravenes subsection 363(1) (making contribution while ineligible);

    • (b) being a registered party or an electoral district association of one, knowingly contravenes subsection 365(1) (making prohibited transfer);

    • (c) being a person who is authorized to accept contributions on behalf of a registered party, a registered association, a nomination contestant, a candidate or a leadership contestant, knowingly contravenes section 366 (failure to issue receipt);

    • (d) being an individual, knowingly contravenes subsection 367(1) or (6) (exceeding contribution limit);

    • (e) being a person or entity, knowingly contravenes subsection 368(1) (circumventing contribution limit);

    • (f) being a person or entity, knowingly contravenes subsection 368(2) (concealing source of contribution);

    • (g) being a person entitled to accept contributions under this Act, contravenes subsection 368(3) (knowingly accepting excessive contribution);

    • (h) being a person or entity, knowingly contravenes subsection 368(4) (entering prohibited agreement);

    • (i) being a person or entity, contravenes subsection 369(1) (soliciting or accepting contribution);

    • (j) being a person or entity, contravenes subsection 369(2) (collusion);

    • (k) being an individual, knowingly contravenes section 370 (making indirect contributions);

    • (l) being an individual, knowingly contravenes section 371 (exceeding cash contribution limit);

    • (m) being a person authorized under this Act to accept contributions, knowingly contravenes section 372 (failure to return or pay amount of contribution);

    • (n) being a person or entity, knowingly contravenes subsection 373(1) or (2) (making a loan, guaranteeing a loan or borrowing money); or

    • (o) being an individual, knowingly contravenes section 374 (making indirect loans).

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 497;
  • 2003, c. 19, s. 58;
  • 2004, c. 24, s. 21;
  • 2006, c. 9, s. 57;
  • 2007, c. 21, s. 39;
  • 2014, c. 12, ss. 98, 99.

Offences under Division 2 of Part 18 (Political Parties)

Marginal note:Strict liability offences — summary conviction
  •  (1) Every person is guilty of an offence who

    • (a) being a registered party, contravenes section 392 (failure to provide statement of assets and liabilities or related documents);

    • (b) being a registered party, contravenes subsection 396(2) or, being a registered party or an eligible party, contravenes subsection 395(4), section 399, subsection 400(1) or (2) or section 401 (failure to comply with requirements re: officers, chief agent, registered agents or auditor);

    • (c) being a registered party, contravenes subsection 405(1) or (4) (failure to report changes to registered party information);

    • (d) being a registered party, contravenes section 407 (failure to confirm validity of information on party);

    • (e) being a chief agent of a deregistered political party, contravenes section 420 (failure to provide financial transactions return or election expenses return or related documents);

    • (f) being a chief agent of a merging registered party, contravenes section 424 (failure to provide financial transactions return or related documents);

    • (g) being a chief agent, contravenes section 428 (failure to pay recoverable claim within three years);

    • (h) being a chief agent, contravenes subsection 431(1) (exceeding election expenses limit) or, being a registered party or third party, contravenes subsection 431(2) (colluding to circumvent election expenses limit);

    • (i) being a chief agent, contravenes subsection 432(1), (2), (3) or (5) (failure to provide financial transactions return or related documents);

    • (j) being a chief agent, contravenes section 433 (failure to provide quarterly return);

    • (k) being a registered agent, contravenes section 434 (failure to pay excess contributions);

    • (l) being a chief agent, contravenes paragraph 436(b) (providing document that is substantially incomplete);

    • (m) being a chief agent, contravenes subsection 437(1), (2) or (3) (failure to provide election expenses return or related documents);

    • (n) being a chief agent, contravenes paragraph 439(b) (providing document that is substantially incomplete);

    • (o) being a chief agent, contravenes subsection 440(3) (failure to provide corrected or revised document within specified period);

    • (p) being a chief agent or the leader of a registered party, contravenes subsection 442(3) (failure to provide corrected or revised document within 30-day period or any extension of that period); or

    • (q) being the chief executive officer of a provincial division, contravenes subsection 446(5) (failure to report provincial division changes).

  • Marginal note:Offences requiring intent — summary conviction

    (2) Every person is guilty of an offence who

    • (a) being a person or entity other than a registered agent or a person authorized under subsection 381(1), knowingly contravenes subsection 426(1) or (2) (paying or incurring registered party’s expenses);

    • (b) being a person or entity other than a registered agent, knowingly contravenes subsection 426(3) (accepting contributions or borrowing while ineligible); or

    • (c) being a person or entity other than a registered agent, knowingly contravenes subsection 426(4) (while ineligible, accepting provision of goods or services or transfer of funds or providing goods or services or transferring funds).

  • Marginal note:Offences requiring intent — dual procedure

    (3) Every person is guilty of an offence who

    • (a) being a registered party, knowingly contravenes section 392 (failure to provide statement of assets and liabilities or related documents);

    • (b) knowingly contravenes subsection 403(1), (2) or (3) (ineligible person acting as officer, chief agent, registered agent or auditor);

    • (c) being an officer of a party, contravenes section 404 (officer knowing party not a political party);

    • (d) being a leader of a party, contravenes subsection 408(1), (3) or (4) (providing or certifying false or misleading information or making false or misleading declaration);

    • (e) being a registered party or an eligible party, contravenes subsection 408(2) (providing false or misleading information);

    • (f) being a member of a political party, contravenes subsection 408(5) (making false or misleading declaration);

    • (g) being a chief agent of a deregistered political party, knowingly contravenes section 420 (failure to provide transactions return or election expenses return or related documents);

    • (h) being a chief agent of a merging registered party, knowingly contravenes section 424 (failure to provide financial transactions returns or related documents);

    • (i) being a chief agent, knowingly contravenes subsection 431(1) (exceeding election expenses limit);

    • (j) being a registered party or a third party, knowingly contravenes subsection 431(2) (colluding to circumvent election expense limit);

    • (k) being a chief agent, knowingly contravenes subsection 432(1), (2), (3) or (5) (failure to provide financial transactions return or related documents);

    • (l) being a chief agent, knowingly contravenes section 433 (failure to provide quarterly return);

    • (m) being a registered agent, knowingly contravenes section 434 (failure to pay excess contributions);

    • (n) being a chief agent, contravenes paragraph 436(a) (providing document that contains false or misleading information);

    • (o) being a chief agent, knowingly contravenes subsection 437(1), (2) or (3) (failure to provide election expenses return or related documents);

    • (p) being a chief agent, contravenes paragraph 439(a) (providing document that contains false or misleading information);

    • (q) being a chief agent, knowingly contravenes subsection 440(3) (failure to provide corrected or revised document within specified period); or

    • (r) being a chief agent or the leader of a registered party, knowingly contravenes subsection 442(3) (failure to provide corrected or revised document within 30-day period or any extension of that period).

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 99.
 
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