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

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Act current to 2019-04-25 and last amended on 2019-04-01. Previous Versions

PART 18Financial Administration (continued)

DIVISION 2Political Parties (continued)

SUBDIVISION BFinancial Administration of Registered Parties (continued)

Marginal note:Quarterly returns

  •  (1) If a registered party’s candidates for the most recent general election received at that election at least 2% of the number of valid votes cast, or at least 5% of the number of valid votes cast in the electoral districts in which the registered party endorsed a candidate, the registered party’s chief agent shall provide the Chief Electoral Officer with a return, for each quarter of the fiscal period of the registered party, that includes the information required under paragraphs 432(2)(a) to (d), (i) and (l).

  • Marginal note:Period for providing return

    (2) A quarterly return shall be provided within 30 days after the end of the period to which it relates.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 433
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86

Marginal note:When contributions forwarded to Receiver General

 If the name of the contributor of a contribution of more than $20 to a registered party, or the name or address of a contributor who has made contributions of a total amount of more than $200 to a registered party, is not known, one of the registered party’s registered agents shall, without delay, pay an amount of money equal to the value of the contribution to the Chief Electoral Officer, who shall forward it to the Receiver General.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 434
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86

Marginal note:Auditor’s report

  •  (1) A registered party’s auditor shall report to the party’s chief agent on the party’s financial transactions return and shall, in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards, make any examination that will enable the auditor to give an opinion in the report as to whether the return presents fairly the information contained in the financial records on which the return is based.

  • Marginal note:Statement

    (2) The auditor shall include in the report any statement that the auditor considers necessary if

    • (a) the financial transactions return that is the subject of the report does not present fairly and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles the information contained in the financial records on which it is based;

    • (b) the auditor has not received all of the information and explanations that the auditor required; or

    • (c) based on the examination, it appears that the registered party has not kept proper financial records.

  • Marginal note:Right of access

    (3) The auditor shall have access at any reasonable time to all of the party’s documents, and may require the party’s registered agents and officers to provide any information or explanation that, in the auditor’s opinion, may be necessary to enable the auditor to prepare the report.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 435
  • 2003, c. 19, s. 39
  • 2014, c. 12, ss. 84, 86

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Marginal note:Prohibition — false, misleading or incomplete document

 No chief agent of a registered party shall provide the Chief Electoral Officer with a document referred to in paragraph 432(1)(a) that

  • (a) the chief agent knows or ought reasonably to know contains a material statement that is false or misleading; or

  • (b) does not substantially set out the information required under subsection 432(2) or, in the case of a statement of unpaid claims referred to in subparagraph 432(2)(e)(ii), does not substantially set out information required under subsection 432(6) or (7).

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 436
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86
Election Expenses Reporting

Marginal note:Election expenses return

  •  (1) For a general election, the chief agent of a registered party shall provide the Chief Electoral Officer with

    • (a) an election expenses return in the prescribed form;

    • (b) the auditor’s report referred to in subsection 438(1) on that return; and

    • (c) a declaration in the prescribed form by the chief agent that the return is complete and accurate.

  • Marginal note:Contents of return

    (2) An election expenses return shall set out as an election expense each of

    • (a) the expenses incurred by the registered party, whether paid or unpaid, including a statement of expenses incurred for voter contact calling services as defined in section 348.01, provided by a calling service provider as defined in that section, that indicates the name of that provider and the amount of those expenses; and

    • (b) the non-monetary contributions used by the registered party as an election expense.

  • Marginal note:Period for providing documents

    (3) The registered party’s chief agent shall provide the Chief Electoral Officer with the documents referred to in subsection (1) within eight months after the polling day for the general election.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 437
  • 2003, c. 19, s. 41
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86
 
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