Parliament of Canada Act

Version of section 40 from 2003-01-01 to 2005-05-31:

Marginal note:Further exceptions
  •  (1) This Division does not extend to render ineligible to be a member of the House of Commons, or disqualify from sitting or voting therein, any person by reason only that the person is

    • (a) 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) a person on whom the completion of any contract or agreement, expressed or implied, devolves by descent, limitation, marriage, common-law partnership or by virtue of a marriage contract, or a pre-nuptial or co-habitation agreement, or as devisee, legatee, executor or administrator, where less than twelve months have elapsed after the devolution;

    • (c) 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

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

  • Marginal note:Definition of “common-law partnership”

    (2) For the purposes of this section, persons are in a common-law partnership if they cohabit together in a conjugal relationship, having so cohabited for a period of at least one year.

  • R.S., 1985, c. P-1, s. 40;
  • 2000, c. 12, s. 210.
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