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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 385.1 from 2019-04-01 to 2024-02-06:


Marginal note:Policy for the protection of personal information — parties already registered, etc.

  •  (1) Within three months after the day on which this section comes into force, the leader of a political party shall provide the Chief Electoral Officer with the party’s policy for the protection of personal information referred to in paragraph 385(2)(k) and the Internet address referred to in paragraph 385(2)(l), if

    • (a) before the day on which this section comes into force, the leader of the party has applied under section 385 for the party to become a registered party but, as of that day, the Chief Electoral Officer has not yet informed the leader under subsection 389(1) whether or not the party is eligible for registration under section 387; or

    • (b) on the day on which this section comes into force, the party is

      • (i) an eligible party, or

      • (ii) a registered party.

  • Marginal note:Failure to comply

    (2) If the leader of the political party does not comply with subsection (1), then

    • (a) in the case of a party referred to in paragraph (1)(a), the party is not eligible for registration under section 387;

    • (b) in the case of a party referred to in subparagraph (1)(b)(i), the party may not become a registered party under section 390; and

    • (c) in the case of a party referred to in subparagraph (1)(b)(ii), the Chief Electoral Officer shall implement the procedure for non-voluntary deregistration set out in sections 415, 416 and 418.

  • Marginal note:Deemed inclusion in application for registration

    (3) If the leader of a political party provides the Chief Electoral Officer with the policy and the address referred to in subsection (1) in compliance with that subsection, or in compliance with section 415, then the policy and the address are deemed, as of the day on which they are provided, to be included in the application for registration referred to in subsection 385(2) in respect of the party.

  • 2004, c. 24, s. 16
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 255

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