Parliament of Canada Act

Version of section 14 from 2003-01-01 to 2005-05-31:

Marginal note:Prohibited contractual dealings
  •  (1) No person who is a member of the Senate shall, directly or indirectly, knowingly and wilfully be a party to or be concerned in any contract under which the public money of Canada is to be paid.

  • Marginal note:Penalty for contravention

    (2) Any person who contravenes subsection (1) shall forfeit the sum of two hundred dollars for each day during which the contravention continues.

  • Marginal note:Recovery of penalty

    (3) A sum forfeited by any person under subsection (2) is recoverable from that person by any person who sues for it in any court of competent jurisdiction in Canada.

  • Marginal note:Exceptions

    (4) This section does not render any person liable to forfeiture by reason only that the person

    • (a) is a shareholder in any corporation having a contract or agreement with the Government of Canada, except any company that undertakes a contract for the building of any public work;

    • (b) is, or has been, a contractor for the loan of money or of securities for the payment of money to the Government of Canada under the authority of Parliament, after public competition; or

    • (c) is, or has been, a contractor in respect of the purchase or payment of the public stock or debentures of Canada, on terms common to all persons.

  • R.S., c. S-8, s. 22.
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