Canada Elections Act
Marginal note:Procedure for non-voluntary deregistration
389 (1) If the Chief Electoral Officer believes on reasonable grounds that a registered party, its leader, its chief agent or one of its other officers has omitted to do anything referred to in section 386 or 387, the Chief Electoral Officer shall, in writing, notify the party and any of its officers who are named in the registry of parties that the party or officer must
(a) rectify the omission by the discharge of those obligations under section 386 or 387,
(i) within 5 days after receipt of the notice, in the case of a failure to comply with subsection 383(1), or
(ii) within 30 days after receipt of the notice, in any other case; or
(b) satisfy the Chief Electoral Officer that the omission was not the result of negligence or a lack of good faith.
Marginal note:Extension or exemption
(2) If paragraph (1)(b) applies, the Chief Electoral Officer may amend the notice by
(a) exempting, in whole or in part, the recipients of the notice from complying with the obligations referred to in section 386 or 387; or
(b) specifying a period for compliance with the requirements referred to in subparagraph (1)(a)(i) or (ii), as the case may be.
(3) The Chief Electoral Officer may deregister a registered party if its leader, its chief agent or one of its officers fails to comply with a notice referred to in subsection (1), or amended notice under subsection (2).
- 2000, c. 9, s. 389
- 2003, c. 19, s. 17
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