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

Act current to 2014-06-12 and last amended on 2014-04-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Auditor’s report
  •  (1) The election advertising report of a third party that incurs $5,000 or more in election advertising expenses must include a report made under subsection (2).

  • Marginal note:Auditor’s report

    (2) The third party’s auditor shall report on the election advertising report and shall make any examination that will enable the auditor to give an opinion in the report as to whether the election advertising report presents fairly the information contained in the accounting records on which it is based.

  • Marginal note:Statement

    (3) An auditor shall include in the report any statement that the auditor considers necessary, when

    • (a) the election advertising report that is the subject of the auditor’s report does not present fairly the information contained in the accounting records on which it is based;

    • (b) the auditor has not received from the third party all of the required information and explanation; or

    • (c) based on the auditor’s examination, it appears that proper accounting records have not been kept by the third party.

  • Marginal note:Right of access

    (4) The auditor shall have access at any reasonable time to all of the documents of the third party, and may require the third party to provide any information or explanation, that, in the auditor’s opinion, is necessary to enable the auditor to prepare the report.

Marginal note:Corrections to election expenses report

 The Chief Electoral Officer may make a correction in a report referred to in subsection 359(1) if the error does not materially affect the substance of the report.

Marginal note:Publication

 The Chief Electoral Officer shall, in the manner he or she considers appropriate,

  • (a) publish the names and addresses of registered third parties, as they are registered; and

  • (b) publish, within one year after the issue of the writ, reports made under subsection 359(1).


General Provisions

 [Repealed, 2003, c. 19, s. 6]

Marginal note:Annual fiscal period

 The fiscal period of a registered party is the calendar year.

Marginal note:Deeming

 For the purposes of this Part, a candidate is deemed to have been a candidate from the time he or she accepts a contribution or incurs an electoral campaign expense referred to in section 406.

Division 1Registration of Political Parties

Application for Registration

Marginal note:Application for registration
  •  (1) The leader of a political party may apply to the Chief Electoral Officer for the political party to become a registered party.

  • Marginal note:Contents of application

    (2) An application for registration must include

    • (a) the full name of the political party;

    • (b) the short-form name of the party, or its abbreviation, if any, that is to be shown in election documents;

    • (c) the party’s logo, if any;

    • (d) the name and address of the leader of the party and a copy of the party’s resolution to appoint the leader, certified by the leader and another officer of the party;

    • (e) the address of the office of the party where records are maintained and to which communications may be addressed;

    • (f) the names and addresses of the officers of the party and their signed consent to act;

    • (g) the name and address of the appointed auditor of the party and their signed consent to act;

    • (h) the name and address of the party’s chief agent and his or her signed consent to act;

    • (i) the names and addresses of 250 electors and their declarations in the prescribed form that they are members of the party and support the party’s application for registration; and

    • (j) the leader’s declaration in the prescribed form that, having considered all of the factors — including those described in subsection 521.1(5) — relevant to determining the party’s purposes, one of the party’s fundamental purposes is to participate in public affairs by endorsing one or more of its members as candidates and supporting their election.

  • Marginal note:Additional information

    (3) To confirm that the purpose referred to in paragraph (2)(j) is one of the party’s fundamental purposes, the Chief Electoral Officer may ask the party’s leader to provide any relevant information, including the information described in subsection 521.1(5).

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 366;
  • 2004, c. 24, s. 3.