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

Act current to 2015-04-27 and last amended on 2015-01-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Signature

 A requirement under a provision of this Act for a signature may be satisfied in any manner that the Chief Electoral Officer authorizes.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 9.

Assistant Chief Electoral Officer and Staff

Marginal note:Staff
  •  (1) The staff of the Chief Electoral Officer shall consist of an officer known as the Assistant Chief Electoral Officer, appointed by the Governor in Council, and any other officers, clerks and employees that may be required, who shall be appointed in accordance with the Public Service Employment Act.

  • Marginal note:Superannuation and compensation

    (2) The Assistant Chief Electoral Officer is deemed to be a person employed in the public service for the purposes of the Public Service Superannuation Act and is deemed to be employed in the federal public administration for the purposes of the Government Employees Compensation Act and any regulations made under section 9 of the Aeronautics Act.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 19;
  • 2003, c. 22, s. 102(E).
Marginal note:Technical assistance
  •  (1) The Chief Electoral Officer may engage on a temporary basis the services of persons having technical or specialized knowledge of any matter relating to the Chief Electoral Officer’s work to advise and assist him or her in the exercise or performance of his or her powers, duties and functions under this or any other Act of Parliament and, with the Treasury Board’s approval, may fix and pay those persons’ remuneration and expenses.

  • Marginal note:Casual and temporary staff

    (2) Any additional officers, clerks and employees that the Chief Electoral Officer considers necessary for the exercise or performance of his or her powers, duties and functions under this Act that are related to the preparation for, and the conduct of, an election may be employed on a casual or temporary basis in accordance with the Public Service Employment Act.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 20;
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 10.
Marginal note:Delegation by Chief Electoral Officer

 The Chief Electoral Officer may authorize the Assistant Chief Electoral Officer or any other officer on his or her staff to perform any of the Chief Electoral Officer’s functions under this Act.

Advisory Committee of Political Parties

Marginal note:Establishment
  •  (1) A committee is established, to be known as the Advisory Committee of Political Parties, consisting of the Chief Electoral Officer and two representatives of each registered party appointed by the party’s leader.

  • Marginal note:Purpose

    (2) The purpose of the committee is to provide the Chief Electoral Officer with advice and recommendations relating to elections and political financing.

  • Marginal note:Advice and recommendations not binding

    (3) The committee’s advice and recommendations are not binding on the Chief Electoral Officer.

  • Marginal note:Meetings

    (4) The committee shall meet at least once a year and its meetings shall be presided over by the Chief Electoral Officer.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 11.