Canada Elections Act

Version of section 404.1 from 2004-01-01 to 2006-12-31:


Marginal note:Contributions at electoral district level

  •  (1) Despite subsection 404(1), contributions may be made by a corporation or a trade union that do not exceed

    • (a) $1,000 in total in any calendar year to the registered associations, nomination contestants and candidates of a particular registered party; and

    • (b) $1,000 in total to a candidate for a particular election who is not the candidate of a registered party.

  • Marginal note:If two elections in a year

    (1.1) Despite paragraph (1)(a), if two elections are held in an electoral district in a calendar year and a corporation or trade union has, before the polling day of the first election, made a contribution under that paragraph to the registered association, the nomination contestants or the candidate of a particular registered party in that electoral district, the corporation or trade union may make contributions not exceeding $1,000 in total to the registered association, the nomination contestants and the candidate of the registered party in that electoral district during the election period for the second election.

  • Marginal note:Applicable in one electoral district only

    (1.2) A corporation or trade union may make contributions under subsection (1.1) in respect of the registered association, the nomination contestants and the candidate of any particular registered party in only one electoral district in any calendar year.

  • Marginal note:If contribution made to unsuccessful nomination contestant

    (1.3) Despite paragraph (1)(a), if a corporation or trade union has in any calendar year made a contribution under that paragraph to an individual who is a nomination contestant in an electoral district in a nomination contest held in that year but who is not endorsed by the registered party as its candidate, the corporation or trade union may during that year make contributions not exceeding $1,000 in total to the endorsed candidate after he or she is endorsed.

  • Marginal note:Restrictions

    (1.4) A corporation or trade union may make contributions under subsection (1.3) in respect of the candidate of any particular registered party in respect of only one election and in only one electoral district in any calendar year.

  • Marginal note:Definitions

    (2) The following definitions apply in this section.

    corporation

    personne morale

    corporation means a corporation together with

    • (a) any other corporation controlled, directly or indirectly in any manner whatever, by the corporation; and

    • (b) any other corporation that is controlled by the same person or group of persons that controls the corporation, directly or indirectly in any manner whatever. (personne morale)

    trade union

    syndicat

    trade union means any organization of employees — the purposes of which include the regulation of relations between employers and employees — together with all of its branches or locals. (syndicat)

  • Marginal note:Ineligible contributors

    (3) The following are not eligible to make a contribution under subsection (1):

    • (a) a corporation that does not carry on business in Canada;

    • (b) a trade union that does not hold bargaining rights for employees in Canada;

    • (c) a Crown corporation as defined in section 2 of the Financial Administration Act; and

    • (d) a corporation in respect of which the Government of Canada contributes more than 50% of its funding.

  • 2003, c. 19, s. 24.
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