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

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Act current to 2019-06-20 and last amended on 2019-06-13. Previous Versions

PART 18Financial Administration (continued)

DIVISION 5Candidates (continued)

SUBDIVISION CGifts and Other Advantages (continued)

Marginal note:Chief Electoral Officer to retain statements

  •  (1) The Chief Electoral Officer shall retain in its possession the statements referred to in subsection 477.9(3) for at least one year after the return of the writ for the election.

  • Marginal note:Information to be kept confidential

    (2) The Chief Electoral Officer shall keep the statements provided under subsection 477.9(3) confidential.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (3) Subsection (2) does not prohibit the Commissioner from inspecting the statements referred to in that subsection, and any of those statements may be provided to the Director of Public Prosecutions and produced by the Director for the purpose of a prosecution for an offence under this Act.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86

Marginal note:Prohibition — false, misleading or incomplete statement

 No candidate shall provide the Chief Electoral Officer with a statement referred to in subsection 477.9(3) that

  • (a) the candidate 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 that subsection.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86

DIVISION 6Leadership Contestants

 [Repealed, 2018, c. 31, s. 309]

 [Repealed, 2018, c. 31, s. 399]

 [Repealed, 2018, c. 31, s. 399]

 [Repealed, 2014, c. 12, s. 86]

 [Repealed, 2014, c. 12, s. 86]

 [Repealed, 2014, c. 12, s. 86]

 [Repealed, 2014, c. 12, s. 86]

 [Repealed, 2014, c. 12, s. 86]

 [Repealed, 2014, c. 12, s. 86]

 [Repealed, 2014, c. 12, s. 86]

SUBDIVISION ARegistration of Leadership Contestants

Marginal note:Notice of leadership contest

  •  (1) If a registered party proposes to hold a leadership contest, the party’s chief agent shall file with the Chief Electoral Officer a statement setting out the dates on which the leadership contest is to begin and end.

  • Marginal note:Variation and cancellation

    (2) A registered party that proposes to vary the leadership contest period or to cancel a leadership contest shall file with the Chief Electoral Officer a statement setting out, as the case may be, the amended beginning date or ending date or the fact of its cancellation.

  • Marginal note:Publication

    (3) The Chief Electoral Officer shall, in the manner that he or she considers appropriate, publish a notice containing the information referred to in subsections (1) and (2).

  • 2003, c. 19, s. 57
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86

 [Repealed, 2014, c. 12, s. 86]

 [Repealed, 2014, c. 12, s. 86]

 [Repealed, 2014, c. 12, s. 86]

 [Repealed, 2014, c. 12, s. 86]

 [Repealed, 2014, c. 12, s. 86]

 [Repealed, 2014, c. 12, s. 86]

 [Repealed, 2014, c. 12, s. 86]

 [Repealed, 2014, c. 12, s. 86]

 [Repealed, 2014, c. 12, s. 86]

Marginal note:Duty to register

  •  (1) Every person who accepts contributions for, or incurs leadership campaign expenses in relation to, their campaign for the leadership of a registered party shall apply to the Chief Electoral Officer for registration as a leadership contestant.

  • Marginal note:Deeming

    (2) For the purposes of Division 1 of this Part and this Division, a leadership contestant is deemed to have been a leadership contestant from the time they accept a contribution, incur a leadership campaign expense or borrow money under section 373.

  • 2003, c. 19, s. 57
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86

 [Repealed, 2014, c. 12, s. 86]

 [Repealed, 2014, c. 12, s. 86]

 [Repealed, 2014, c. 12, s. 86]

 [Repealed, 2014, c. 12, s. 86]

 [Repealed, 2014, c. 12, s. 86]

 [Repealed, 2014, c. 12, s. 86]

 [Repealed, 2014, c. 12, s. 86]

 [Repealed, 2014, c. 12, s. 86]

 [Repealed, 2014, c. 12, s. 86]

Marginal note:Contents of application

  •  (1) An application for registration as a leadership contestant shall include the following:

    • (a) the name of the leadership contestant;

    • (b) the address of the place where the records of the leadership contestant are maintained and to which communications may be addressed;

    • (c) the name and address of the leadership contestant’s auditor; and

    • (d) the name and address of the leadership contestant’s financial agent.

  • Marginal note:Accompanying documents

    (2) The application shall be accompanied by the following:

    • (a) the signed consent of the financial agent to act in that capacity;

    • (b) the signed consent of the auditor to act in that capacity;

    • (c) a declaration signed by the chief agent of the registered party holding the leadership contest certifying that the party accepts the applicant as a leadership contestant; and

    • (d) a statement containing the information referred to in paragraphs 478.8(2)(d) to (g) with respect to contributions received and loans incurred before the first day of the leadership contest.

  • Marginal note:Examination of application

    (3) The Chief Electoral Officer shall register a leadership contestant who meets the requirements set out in subsections (1) and (2). In the case of a refusal to register, the Chief Electoral Officer shall indicate which of those requirements have not been met.

  • 2003, c. 19, s. 57
  • 2004, c. 24, s. 20
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86

 [Repealed, 2014, c. 12, s. 86]

 [Repealed, 2014, c. 12, s. 86]

 [Repealed, 2014, c. 12, s. 86]

 [Repealed, 2014, c. 12, s. 86]

 [Repealed, 2014, c. 12, s. 86]

 [Repealed, 2014, c. 12, s. 86]

 [Repealed, 2014, c. 12, s. 86]

 [Repealed, 2014, c. 12, s. 86]

 
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