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

Act current to 2014-04-02 and last amended on 2014-04-01. Previous Versions

Election Advertising

Marginal note:Message must be authorized

 A candidate or registered party, or a person acting on their behalf, who causes election advertising to be conducted shall mention in or on the message that its transmission was authorized by the official agent of the candidate or by the registered agent of the party, as the case may be.

Marginal note:Government means of transmission
  •  (1) No person shall knowingly conduct election advertising or cause it to be conducted using a means of transmission of the Government of Canada.

  • Marginal note:Application

    (2) For the purpose of subsection (1), a person includes a group within the meaning of Part 17.

Marginal note:Election advertising posters
  •  (1) No landlord or person acting on their behalf may prohibit a tenant from displaying election advertising posters on the premises to which the lease relates and no condominium corporation or any of its agents may prohibit the owner of a condominium unit from displaying election advertising posters on the premises of his or her unit.

  • Marginal note:Permitted restrictions

    (2) Despite subsection (1), a landlord, person, condominium corporation or agent referred to in that subsection may set reasonable conditions relating to the size or type of election advertising posters that may be displayed on the premises and may prohibit the display of election advertising posters in common areas of the building in which the premises are found.

Marginal note:Blackout period
  •  (1) No person shall knowingly transmit election advertising to the public in an electoral district on polling day before the close of all of the polling stations in the electoral district.

  • Marginal note:Interpretation

    (2) The transmission to the public of a notice of an event that the leader of a registered party intends to attend or an invitation to meet or hear the leader of a registered party is not election advertising for the purpose of subsection (1).

  • Definition of “person”

    (3) For the purpose of subsection (1), a person includes a registered party and a group within the meaning of Part 17.

Marginal note:Exceptions

 Subsection 323(1) does not apply in respect of

  • (a) the transmission of a message that was transmitted to the public on what is commonly known as the Internet before the blackout period described in that subsection and that was not changed during that period; or

  • (b) the distribution during that period of pamphlets or the posting of messages on signs, posters or banners.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 324;
  • 2001, c. 21, s. 16(E).