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

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Act current to 2019-11-19 and last amended on 2019-06-13. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Maximum election period expenses

  •  (1) Subject to section 351.1, a third party shall not incur the following expenses in an aggregate amount of more than $350,000:

    • (a) partisan activity expenses in relation to partisan activities that are carried out during the election period of a general election;

    • (b) election advertising expenses in relation to election advertising messages that are transmitted during that period; and

    • (c) election survey expenses in relation to election surveys that are conducted during that period.

  • Marginal note:Maximum election period expenses — electoral district

    (2) Not more than $3,000 of the maximum amount referred to in subsection (1) shall be incurred to promote or oppose the election of one or more candidates in a given electoral district.

  • Marginal note:Expenses — party leader

    (3) The maximum amount set out in subsection (2) only applies to an amount incurred with respect to a leader of a registered party or eligible party to the extent that it is incurred to promote or oppose his or her election in an electoral district.

  • Marginal note:Maximum election period expenses — by-election

    (4) Subject to section 351.1, a third party shall not incur the following expenses in an aggregate amount of more than $3,000 in a given electoral district:

    • (a) partisan activity expenses in relation to partisan activities that are carried out during the election period of a by-election;

    • (b) election advertising expenses in relation to election advertising messages that are transmitted during that period; and

    • (c) election survey expenses in relation to election surveys that are conducted during that period.

  • Marginal note:Uncancellable spending

    (4.1) In the case of a general election that is not held on a day set in accordance with subsection 56.1(2) or section 56.2, or of a by-election, a third party is deemed not to have incurred a partisan activity expense, an election advertising expense or an election survey expense if, on the issue of the writ or writs, it is not able to cancel the activity, the transmission of the advertising message or the survey, as the case may be, that the expense is in relation to.

  • Marginal note:Third party inflation adjustment factor

    (5) The amounts referred to in subsections (1), (2) and (4) shall be multiplied by the inflation adjustment factor referred to in section 384 that is in effect on the issue of the writ or writs.

  • (6) [Repealed, 2018, c. 31, s. 224]

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 350
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 78
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 224
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