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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 349 from 2019-06-13 to 2020-12-28:


Marginal note:Definitions

 The definitions in this section apply in this Part.

election advertising

election advertising[Repealed, 2018, c. 31, s. 222]

election advertising expense

election advertising expense[Repealed, 2018, c. 31, s. 222]

election survey

election survey means an election survey that is conducted by, or caused to be conducted by, a third party — a person or group other than a political party that is registered under an Act of a province — during a pre-election period or an election period and whose results the person or group takes into account

  • (a) in deciding whether or not to organize and carry out partisan activities or to transmit partisan advertising messages or election advertising messages; or

  • (b) in their organization and carrying out of those activities or their transmission of those messages. (sondage électoral)

election survey expense

election survey expense means an expense incurred in respect of the conducting of an election survey

  • (a) in Division 1, during a pre-election period;

  • (b) in Division 2, during an election period; and

  • (c) in Division 3, during either a pre-election period or an election period. (dépenses de sondage électoral)

expenses

expenses means

  • (a) amounts paid;

  • (b) liabilities incurred;

  • (c) the commercial value of property and services, other than volunteer labour, that are donated or provided; and

  • (d) amounts that represent the difference between an amount paid or a liability incurred for property and services, other than volunteer labour, and the commercial value of the property and services, when they are provided at less than their commercial value. (dépenses)

group

group means an unincorporated trade union, trade association or other group of persons acting together by mutual consent for a common purpose. (groupe)

partisan activity

partisan activity means an activity, including canvassing door-to-door, making telephone calls to electors and organizing rallies, that is carried out by a third party — a person or group other than a political party that is registered under an Act of a province — and that promotes or opposes a registered party or eligible party or the election of a potential candidate, nomination contestant, candidate or leader of a registered party or eligible party, otherwise than by taking a position on an issue with which any such party or person is associated. It does not include election advertising, partisan advertising or a fundraising activity. (activité partisane)

partisan activity expense

partisan activity expense means an expense incurred in respect of the organization and carrying out of a partisan activity. (dépenses d’activité partisane)

registered third party

registered third party means a third party that is registered under section 349.6 or 353. (tiers enregistré)

third party

third party means

  • (a) in Division 0.1, a person or a group other than

    • (i) during an election period, a candidate, a registered party or an electoral district association of a registered party, and

    • (ii) outside of an election period,

      • (A) a registered party or eligible party or a registered association,

      • (B) a potential candidate within the meaning of paragraph (a), (b) or (d) of the definition potential candidate in subsection 2(1), or

      • (C) a nomination contestant;

  • (a.1) in Division 1, a person or a group other than

    • (i) a registered party or eligible party or a registered association,

    • (ii) a potential candidate within the meaning of paragraph (a), (b) or (d) of the definition potential candidate in subsection 2(1), or

    • (iii) a nomination contestant; and

  • (b) in Division 2, a person or a group other than a candidate, a registered party or an electoral district association of a registered party. (tiers)

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 349
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 222
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