An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act (S.C. 2001, c. 21)

Assented to 2001-06-14

 Paragraph 348(a) of the Act is replaced by the following:

  • (a) a rate for broadcasting time made available to the party or candidate, in the period beginning on the issue of the writs and ending at midnight on the day before polling day, that exceeds the lowest rate charged by the person for an equal amount of equivalent time on the same facilities made available to any other person at any time within that period; or

  •  (1) Subsection 359(1) of the Act is replaced by the following:

    Marginal note:Election advertising report
    • 359. (1) Every third party that is required to be registered in accordance with subsection 353(1) shall file an election advertising report in the prescribed form with the Chief Electoral Officer within four months after polling day.

  • (2) Subparagraph 359(2)(a)(ii) of the English version of the Act is replaced by the following:

    • (ii) a list of all election advertising expenses other than those referred to in subparagraph (i) and the time and place of broadcast or publication of the advertisements to which the expenses relate; and

  • (3) Paragraph 359(2)(b) of the Act is replaced by the following:

    • (b) in the case of a by-election, a list of election advertising expenses referred to in subsection 350(4) and the time and place of the broadcast or publication of the advertisements to which the expenses relate.

 Subparagraphs 403(b)(i) and (ii) of the Act are replaced by the following:

  • (i) a statement, prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, of its assets and liabilities, including any surplus or deficit, at the date of the merger,

  • (ii) an auditor’s report, submitted to the chief agent of the merged party, as to whether the statement presents fairly and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles the information on which it was based, and

 Section 441 of the Act is replaced by the following:

Marginal note:Base amount of candidate’s election expenses
  • 441. (1) The base amount of a candidate’s election expenses in an electoral district is the higher of

    • (a) the amount calculated, on the basis of the preliminary lists of electors for the electoral district, in accordance with subsections (3) to (6), and

    • (b) the amount calculated, on the basis of the revised lists of electors for the electoral district, in accordance with subsections (7) to (10).

  • Marginal note:Death of candidate of registered party

    (2) If a candidate for an electoral district whose nomination was endorsed by a registered party dies in the period beginning at 2:00 p.m. on the 5th day before the closing day for nominations and ending on polling day, the base amount for that electoral district is increased by 50 %.

  • Marginal note:Calculation using preliminary lists of electors

    (3) The amount referred to in paragraph (1)(a) is the aggregate of the following amounts, based on the number of the electors on the preliminary lists of electors:

    • (a) $2.07 for each of the first 15,000 electors;

    • (b) $1.04 for each of the next 10,000 electors; and

    • (c) $0.52 for each of the remaining electors.

  • Marginal note:Fewer electors than average — general election

    (4) If the number of electors on the preliminary lists of electors for the electoral district is less than the average number of electors on all preliminary lists of electors in a general election, then, in making a calculation under subsection (3), the number of electors is deemed to be half-way between the number on the preliminary lists of electors for the electoral district and that average number.

  • Marginal note:Fewer electors than average — by-election

    (5) In the case of a by-election, if the number of electors on the preliminary lists of electors for the electoral district is less than the average number of electors on all revised lists of electors in the immediately preceding general election, then, in making a calculation under subsection (3), the number of electors is deemed to be half-way between the number on the preliminary lists of electors for the electoral district and that average number.

  • Marginal note:Districts with lower population density

    (6) If the number of electors per square kilometre, calculated on the basis of the preliminary lists of electors for the electoral district, is less than 10, the amount calculated under subsection (3) is increased by the lesser of $0.31 per square kilometre and 25 % of that amount.

  • Marginal note:Calculation using revised list of electors

    (7) The amount referred to in paragraph (1)(b) is the aggregate of the following amounts, based on the number of the electors on the revised lists of electors:

    • (a) $2.07 for each of the first 15,000 electors;

    • (b) $1.04 for each of the next 10,000 electors; and

    • (c) $0.52 for each of the remaining electors.

  • Marginal note:Fewer electors than average — general election

    (8) If the number of electors on the revised lists of electors for the electoral district is less than the average number of electors on all revised lists of electors in a general election, then, in making a calculation under subsection (7), the number of electors is deemed to be half-way between the number on the revised lists of electors for the electoral district and that average number.

  • Marginal note:Fewer electors than average — by-election

    (9) In the case of a by-election, if the number of electors on the revised lists of electors for the electoral district is less than the average number of electors on all revised lists of electors in the immediately preceding general election, then, in making a calculation under subsection (7), the number of electors is deemed to be half-way between the number on the revised lists of electors for the electoral district and that average number.

  • Marginal note:Districts with lower population density

    (10) If the number of electors per square kilometre, calculated on the basis of the revised lists of electors for the electoral district, is less than 10, the amount calculated under subsection (7) is increased by the lesser of $0.31 per square kilometre and 25 % of that amount.

 Section 467 of the French version of the Act is replaced by the following:

Marginal note:Honoraires du vérificateur

467. Sur réception du certificat visé à l’article 465 ou de l’attestation de conformité visée à l’article 466, le receveur général paie au vérificateur, sur le Trésor, une somme au titre des honoraires que celui-ci a facturés, non inférieure à 250 $, représentant 3 % des dépenses électorales du candidat, jusqu’à concurrence de 1 500 $.

 Section 504 of the Act is replaced by the following:

Marginal note:Judicial proceedings and compliance agreements

504. In the case of judicial proceedings or a compliance agreement involving an eligible party, a registered party or a suspended party,

  • (a) the eligible party, registered party or suspended party is deemed to be a person; and

  • (b) any act or thing done or omitted to be done by an officer, a chief agent or other registered agent of the eligible party, registered party or suspended party, within the scope of their authority to act, is deemed to be an act or thing done or omitted to be done by the eligible party, registered party or suspended party, as the case may be.

 Subsection 517(7) of the English version of the Act is replaced by the following:

  • Marginal note:Renegotiation

    (7) The Commissioner and the contracting party may renegotiate the terms of the compliance agreement at the request of the Commissioner or contracting party at any time before it is fully executed.

 Section 558 of the Act is replaced by the following:

Marginal note:Electoral campaign return of candidate

558. For contributions made before September 1, 2000, the official agent shall include in the electoral campaign return in respect of a candidate the information referred to in paragraphs 451(2)(h) and (i), other than the addresses of the contributors.

R.S., c. E-3ELECTORAL BOUNDARIES READJUSTMENT ACT

 Subsection 3(2) of the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act is replaced by the following:

  • Marginal note:Duties of the commissions

    (2) The ten commissions established pursuant to subsection (1) shall consider and report on the readjustment of the representation of the provinces in the House of Commons required to be made on the completion of each decennial census.

 
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