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

Act current to 2017-09-27 and last amended on 2016-01-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Maximum election expenses
  •  (1) The maximum amount that is allowed for election expenses of a registered party for an election is the product of

    • (a) $0.735 multiplied by the number of names on the preliminary lists of electors for electoral districts in which the registered party has endorsed a candidate or by the number of names on the revised lists of electors for those electoral districts, whichever is greater, and

    • (b) the inflation adjustment factor published by the Chief Electoral Officer under section 384 that is in effect on the date of the issue of the writ or writs for the election.

  • Marginal note:Election period longer than 37 days

    (2) If an election period is longer than 37 days, then the maximum amount calculated under subsection (1) is increased by adding to it the product of

    • (a) one thirty-seventh of the maximum amount calculated under subsection (1), and

    • (b) the number of days in the election period minus 37.

  • Marginal note:Amounts not included in election expenses

    (3) For the purpose of subsections (1) and (2), an election expense of a registered party does not include

    • (a) a transfer made by or on behalf of it to candidates in the election; or

    • (b) an expense incurred by it through a registered agent, or person authorized under subsection 381(1), who was not acting within the scope of the registered agent’s authority.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 430;
  • 2003, c. 19, s. 38;
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.
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