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

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Act current to 2019-02-28 and last amended on 2019-01-19. Previous Versions

PART 19Enforcement (continued)

Offences (continued)

Offences under Division 2 of Part 16.1 (Scripts and Recordings)

Marginal note:Strict liability offences — summary conviction

  •  (1) Every person is guilty of an offence who, being a calling service provider, contravenes

    • (a) paragraph 348.16(a) (obligation to keep scripts); or

    • (b) paragraph 348.16(b) (obligation to keep recordings).

  • Marginal note:Offences requiring intent — dual procedure

    (2) Every person who, being a calling service provider, knowingly contravenes any provision referred to in subsection (1) is guilty of an offence.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 96.

Marginal note:Strict liability offences — summary conviction

  •  (1) Every person is guilty of an offence who, being a person or group, contravenes

    • (a) paragraph 348.17(a) or section 348.19 (obligation to keep scripts); or

    • (b) paragraph 348.17(b) or section 348.18 (obligation to keep recordings).

  • Marginal note:Offences requiring intent — dual procedure

    (2) Every person who, being a person or group, knowingly contravenes any provision referred to in subsection (1) is guilty of an offence.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 96.

Offences under Part 17 (Third Party Election Advertising)

Marginal note:Strict liability offences — summary conviction

  •  (1) Every person is guilty of an offence who, being a third party, contravenes

    • (a) any of subsections 350(1) to (4) (exceeding election advertising expense limits);

    • (a.1) section 351.1 (foreign third party exceeding election advertising expense limit);

    • (b) section 352 (failure to identify self in advertisement);

    • (c) subsection 353(1) (failure to register);

    • (d) section 354 (failure to appoint financial agent) or subsection 355(1) (failure to appoint auditor);

    • (e) subsection 357(3) (use of anonymous contributions) or section 358 (use of foreign contributions); or

    • (f) subsection 359(1) (failure to file election advertising report) or 359(9) (failure to provide bills or receipts on request).

  • Marginal note:Offences requiring intent — dual procedure

    (2) Every person is guilty of an offence who, being a third party, wilfully contravenes

    • (a) any of subsections 350(1) to (4) or section 351 (exceeding or circumventing election advertising expense limits);

    • (a.1) section 351.1 (foreign third party exceeding election advertising expense limit);

    • (b) subsection 353(1) (failure to register); or

    • (c) subsection 359(1) (failure to file election advertising report).

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 496;
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 97.

Offences under Part 18 (Finance)

Offences under Division 1 of Part 18 (General Financial Provisions)

Marginal note:Strict liability offences — summary conviction

  •  (1) Every person is guilty of an offence who

    • (a) being a person or entity, contravenes subsection 363(1) (making contribution while ineligible);

    • (b) being the chief agent of a registered party, the financial agent of a registered association, the official agent of a candidate or the financial agent of a nomination contestant or leadership contestant, contravenes subsection 363(2) (failure to return or pay amount of ineligible contribution);

    • (c) being a registered party or an electoral district association of one, contravenes subsection 365(1) (making prohibited transfer);

    • (d) being a person who is authorized to accept contributions on behalf of a registered party, a registered association, a nomination contestant, a candidate or a leadership contestant, contravenes section 366 (failure to issue receipt);

    • (e) being a person or entity, contravenes subsection 368(1) (circumventing contribution limit);

    • (f) being a person or entity, contravenes subsection 368(2) (concealing source of contribution);

    • (g) being an individual, contravenes section 370 (making indirect contributions);

    • (h) being a person authorized under this Act to accept contributions, contravenes section 372 (failure to return or pay amount of contribution);

    • (i) being a person or entity, contravenes subsection 373(1) or (2) (making a loan, guaranteeing a loan or borrowing money);

    • (j) being an individual, contravenes section 374 (making indirect loans);

    • (k) contravenes subsection 380(1) or (2) (failure to document payment); or

    • (l) being a person authorized to pay petty expenses, contravenes subsection 381(3) (failure to provide documentation of petty expenses) or 381(4) (paying more than the maximum amount of petty expenses).

  • Marginal note:Offences requiring intent — dual procedure

    (2) Every person is guilty of an offence who

    • (a) being a person or entity, knowingly contravenes subsection 363(1) (making contribution while ineligible);

    • (b) being a registered party or an electoral district association of one, knowingly contravenes subsection 365(1) (making prohibited transfer);

    • (c) being a person who is authorized to accept contributions on behalf of a registered party, a registered association, a nomination contestant, a candidate or a leadership contestant, knowingly contravenes section 366 (failure to issue receipt);

    • (d) being an individual, knowingly contravenes subsection 367(1) or (6) (exceeding contribution limit);

    • (e) being a person or entity, knowingly contravenes subsection 368(1) (circumventing contribution limit);

    • (f) being a person or entity, knowingly contravenes subsection 368(2) (concealing source of contribution);

    • (g) being a person entitled to accept contributions under this Act, contravenes subsection 368(3) (knowingly accepting excessive contribution);

    • (h) being a person or entity, knowingly contravenes subsection 368(4) (entering prohibited agreement);

    • (i) being a person or entity, contravenes subsection 369(1) (soliciting or accepting contribution);

    • (j) being a person or entity, contravenes subsection 369(2) (collusion);

    • (k) being an individual, knowingly contravenes section 370 (making indirect contributions);

    • (l) being an individual, knowingly contravenes section 371 (exceeding cash contribution limit);

    • (m) being a person authorized under this Act to accept contributions, knowingly contravenes section 372 (failure to return or pay amount of contribution);

    • (n) being a person or entity, knowingly contravenes subsection 373(1) or (2) (making a loan, guaranteeing a loan or borrowing money); or

    • (o) being an individual, knowingly contravenes section 374 (making indirect loans).

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 497;
  • 2003, c. 19, s. 58;
  • 2004, c. 24, s. 21;
  • 2006, c. 9, s. 57;
  • 2007, c. 21, s. 39;
  • 2014, c. 12, ss. 98, 99.
Offences under Division 1.1 of Part 18 (Regulated Fundraising Events)

Marginal note:Strict liability offences — summary conviction

 Every person is guilty of an offence who

  • (a) being a registered party, contravenes subsection 384.2(1) or (4) (failure to publish information about regulated fundraising event);

  • (b) being a person or entity, contravenes subsection 384.2(3) (failure to provide information about regulated fundraising event);

  • (b.1) being a registered party, contravenes subsection 384.2(4.1) (failure to notify Chief Electoral Officer of regulated fundraising event);

  • (c) being a registered party, contravenes subsection 384.2(5) or (7) (failure to replace old information about regulated fundraising event on its Internet site);

  • (d) being a person or entity, contravenes subsection 384.2(6) (failure to provide new information about regulated fundraising event);

  • (e) being a chief agent, contravenes subsection 384.3(1), (6) or (6.1) (failure to provide report on regulated fundraising event);

  • (f) being a chief agent, contravenes subsection 384.3(3) (including prohibited name or address in report on regulated fundraising event);

  • (g) being a person or entity, contravenes subsection 384.3(4), (4.1), (9) or (9.1) (failure to provide information about regulated fundraising event);

  • (h) being a person or entity, contravenes subsection 384.3(5) or (10) (including prohibited name or address in information about regulated fundraising event);

  • (i) being a chief agent, contravenes subsection 384.3(8) or (8.1) (failure to provide report on all regulated fundraising events);

  • (j) being a chief agent, contravenes subsection 384.3(12) (including prohibited name or address in report on all regulated fundraising events);

  • (k) being the chief agent of a registered party, the financial agent of a registered association, the official agent of a candidate or the financial agent of a nomination contestant or leadership contestant, contravenes section 384.4 (failure to return or pay amount of contribution); or

  • (l) being a chief agent or the leader of a registered party, contravenes subsection 384.7(3) (failure to provide corrected or revised report within 30-day period or any extension of that period).

  • 2018, c. 20, s. 9.
 
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