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 Part 18 (Finance) (continued)

Offences under Division 2 of Part 18 (Political Parties)

Marginal note:Strict liability offences — summary conviction

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

    • (a) being a registered party, contravenes section 392 (failure to provide statement of assets and liabilities or related documents);

    • (b) being a registered party, contravenes subsection 396(2) or, being a registered party or an eligible party, contravenes subsection 395(4), section 399, subsection 400(1) or (2) or section 401 (failure to comply with requirements re: officers, chief agent, registered agents or auditor);

    • (c) being a registered party, contravenes subsection 405(1) or (4) (failure to report changes to registered party information);

    • (d) being a registered party, contravenes section 407 (failure to confirm validity of information on party);

    • (e) being a chief agent of a deregistered political party, contravenes section 420 (failure to provide financial transactions return or election expenses return or related documents);

    • (f) being a chief agent of a merging registered party, contravenes section 424 (failure to provide financial transactions return or related documents);

    • (g) being a chief agent, contravenes section 428 (failure to pay recoverable claim within three years);

    • (h) being a chief agent, contravenes subsection 431(1) (exceeding election expenses limit) or, being a registered party or third party, contravenes subsection 431(2) (colluding to circumvent election expenses limit);

    • (i) being a chief agent, contravenes subsection 432(1), (2), (3) or (5) (failure to provide financial transactions return or related documents);

    • (j) being a chief agent, contravenes section 433 (failure to provide quarterly return);

    • (k) being a registered agent, contravenes section 434 (failure to pay excess contributions);

    • (l) being a chief agent, contravenes paragraph 436(b) (providing document that is substantially incomplete);

    • (m) being a chief agent, contravenes subsection 437(1), (2) or (3) (failure to provide election expenses return or related documents);

    • (n) being a chief agent, contravenes paragraph 439(b) (providing document that is substantially incomplete);

    • (o) being a chief agent, contravenes subsection 440(3) (failure to provide corrected or revised document within specified period);

    • (p) being a chief agent or the leader of a registered party, contravenes subsection 442(3) (failure to provide corrected or revised document within 30-day period or any extension of that period); or

    • (q) being the chief executive officer of a provincial division, contravenes subsection 446(5) (failure to report provincial division changes).

  • Marginal note:Offences requiring intent — summary conviction

    (2) Every person is guilty of an offence who

    • (a) being a person or entity other than a registered agent or a person authorized under subsection 381(1), knowingly contravenes subsection 426(1) or (2) (paying or incurring registered party’s expenses);

    • (b) being a person or entity other than a registered agent, knowingly contravenes subsection 426(3) (accepting contributions or borrowing while ineligible); or

    • (c) being a person or entity other than a registered agent, knowingly contravenes subsection 426(4) (while ineligible, accepting provision of goods or services or transfer of funds or providing goods or services or transferring funds).

  • Marginal note:Offences requiring intent — dual procedure

    (3) Every person is guilty of an offence who

    • (a) being a registered party, knowingly contravenes section 392 (failure to provide statement of assets and liabilities or related documents);

    • (b) knowingly contravenes subsection 403(1), (2) or (3) (ineligible person acting as officer, chief agent, registered agent or auditor);

    • (c) being an officer of a party, contravenes section 404 (officer knowing party not a political party);

    • (d) being a leader of a party, contravenes subsection 408(1), (3) or (4) (providing or certifying false or misleading information or making false or misleading declaration);

    • (e) being a registered party or an eligible party, contravenes subsection 408(2) (providing false or misleading information);

    • (f) being a member of a political party, contravenes subsection 408(5) (making false or misleading declaration);

    • (g) being a chief agent of a deregistered political party, knowingly contravenes section 420 (failure to provide transactions return or election expenses return or related documents);

    • (h) being a chief agent of a merging registered party, knowingly contravenes section 424 (failure to provide financial transactions returns or related documents);

    • (i) being a chief agent, knowingly contravenes subsection 431(1) (exceeding election expenses limit);

    • (j) being a registered party or a third party, knowingly contravenes subsection 431(2) (colluding to circumvent election expense limit);

    • (k) being a chief agent, knowingly contravenes subsection 432(1), (2), (3) or (5) (failure to provide financial transactions return or related documents);

    • (l) being a chief agent, knowingly contravenes section 433 (failure to provide quarterly return);

    • (m) being a registered agent, knowingly contravenes section 434 (failure to pay excess contributions);

    • (n) being a chief agent, contravenes paragraph 436(a) (providing document that contains false or misleading information);

    • (o) being a chief agent, knowingly contravenes subsection 437(1), (2) or (3) (failure to provide election expenses return or related documents);

    • (p) being a chief agent, contravenes paragraph 439(a) (providing document that contains false or misleading information);

    • (q) being a chief agent, knowingly contravenes subsection 440(3) (failure to provide corrected or revised document within specified period); or

    • (r) being a chief agent or the leader of a registered party, knowingly contravenes subsection 442(3) (failure to provide corrected or revised document within 30-day period or any extension of that period).

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 99.
Offences under Division 3 of Part 18 (Electoral District Associations)

Marginal note:Strict liability offences — summary conviction

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

    • (a) being an electoral district association of a registered party, contravenes section 447 (financial activity while unregistered);

    • (b) being an electoral district association of a registered party, contravenes section 450 (financial activity during an election period);

    • (c) being a registered association, contravenes section 451 (failure to provide statement of assets and liabilities or related documents);

    • (d) being the financial agent of a registered association, contravenes section 452 (making erroneous declaration);

    • (e) being a registered association, contravenes subsection 456(2) (failure to comply with requirements re: appointment of electoral district agent);

    • (f) being a registered association, contravenes section 459, 460 or 461 (failure to comply with requirements re: appointment of financial agent or auditor);

    • (g) being a registered association, contravenes subsection 463(1) (failure to report changes to registered association information);

    • (h) being a registered association, contravenes section 464 (failure to confirm validity of information concerning association);

    • (i) being the financial agent of a deregistered electoral district association, contravenes section 473 (failure to provide financial transactions return for fiscal period or related documents);

    • (j) being the financial agent of a registered association, contravenes section 475.2 (failure to pay recoverable claim within three years);

    • (k) being the financial agent of a registered association, contravenes subsection 475.4(1), (2), (3) or (5) (failure to provide financial transactions return or related documents);

    • (l) being the financial agent of a registered association, contravenes section 475.5 (failure to pay excess contributions);

    • (m) being the financial agent of a registered association, contravenes paragraph 475.7(b) (providing document that is substantially incomplete);

    • (n) being the financial agent of a registered association, contravenes subsection 475.9(3) (failure to provide corrected or revised document within specified period); or

    • (o) being the financial agent or the chief executive officer of a registered association, contravenes subsection 475.92(3) (failure to provide corrected or revised document within 30-day period or any extension of that period).

  • Marginal note:Offences requiring intent — summary conviction

    (2) Every person is guilty of an offence who

    • (a) being a person or entity other than an electoral district agent of a registered association, knowingly contravenes subsection 475(1) or (2) (paying or incurring registered association’s expenses while ineligible);

    • (b) being a person or entity other than an electoral district agent of a registered association, knowingly contravenes subsection 475(3) (accepting contributions while ineligible); or

    • (c) being a person or entity other than the financial agent of a registered association, knowingly contravenes subsection 475(4) (while ineligible, accepting provision of goods or services or transfer of funds or providing goods or services or transferring funds).

  • Marginal note:Offences requiring intent — dual procedure

    (3) Every person is guilty of an offence who

    • (a) being an electoral district association, knowingly contravenes section 447 (financial activity while unregistered);

    • (b) being an electoral district association of a registered party, knowingly contravenes section 450 (financial activity during an election period);

    • (c) being a registered association, knowingly contravenes section 451 (failure to provide statement of assets and liabilities or related documents);

    • (d) being the financial agent of a registered association, knowingly contravenes section 452 (making erroneous declaration);

    • (e) being a registered association, knowingly contravenes subsection 456(2) (failure to comply with requirements re: appointment of electoral district agent);

    • (f) being a person, knowingly contravenes subsection 462(1) or (2) (acting as financial agent, electoral district agent or auditor when ineligible to do so);

    • (g) being the financial agent of a deregistered electoral district association, knowingly contravenes section 473 (failure to provide financial transactions return for fiscal period or related documents);

    • (h) being the financial agent of a registered association, knowingly contravenes subsection 475.4(1), (2), (3) or (5) (failure to provide financial transactions return or related documents);

    • (i) being the financial agent of a registered association, knowingly contravenes section 475.5 (failure to pay excess contributions);

    • (j) being the financial agent of a registered association, contravenes paragraph 475.7(a) (providing document that contains false or misleading information);

    • (k) being the financial agent of a registered association, knowingly contravenes subsection 475.9(3) (failure to provide corrected or revised document within specified period); or

    • (l) being the financial agent or chief executive officer of a registered association, knowingly contravenes subsection 475.92(3) (failure to provide corrected or revised document within 30-day period or any extension of that period).

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 99.
 
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