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

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Act current to 2018-07-05 and last amended on 2016-01-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Ineligible candidates

 The following persons are not eligible to be a candidate:

  • (a) a person who is not qualified as an elector on the date on which his or her nomination paper is filed;

  • (b) a person who is disentitled under paragraph 502(3)(a) while they are so disentitled;

  • (c) a member of the legislative assembly of a province;

  • (d) a sheriff, clerk of the peace or county Crown Attorney in any of the provinces;

  • (e) a person who is not entitled under section 4 to vote;

  • (f) a judge appointed by the Governor in Council, other than a citizenship judge appointed under the Citizenship Act;

  • (g) a person who is imprisoned in a correctional institution;

  • (h) an election officer; and

  • (i) a person who was a candidate in a previous election and for whom a return, report, document or declaration has not been provided under subsection 477.59(1), if the time and any extension for providing it have expired.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 65;
  • 2002, c. 7, s. 92;
  • 2014, c. 2, s. 49, c. 12, s. 25.
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