Canada Elections Act

Version of section 411 from 2004-01-01 to 2014-12-18:


Marginal note:Petty expenses

  •  (1) A person may pay a petty expense incurred for office supplies, postage, courier services and other incidental expenses under the written authorization of

    • (a) a registered agent of a registered party, as an expense incurred by the registered party;

    • (b) the official agent of a candidate, as an expense incurred for the candidate’s electoral campaign;

    • (c) an electoral district agent of a registered association, as an expense incurred by the association;

    • (d) a leadership campaign agent of a leadership contestant, as a leadership campaign expense; or

    • (e) the financial agent of a nomination contestant, as a nomination campaign expense.

  • Marginal note:Authorized maximum

    (2) The written authorization referred to in subsection (1) must specify a maximum amount for the total of petty expenses that the person is authorized to pay.

  • Marginal note:Statement and evidence of payment

    (3) A person who is authorized to pay a petty expense shall provide the registered agent or official agent who authorized it with the documentation referred to in section 410 within three months after

    • (a) in the case of a petty expense incurred on behalf of a registered party, the day on which it is incurred;

    • (b) in the case of a petty expense incurred on behalf of a candidate, polling day;

    • (c) in the case of a petty expense incurred on behalf of a registered association, the day on which it is incurred;

    • (d) in the case of a petty expense incurred on behalf of a leadership contestant, the day on which it is incurred; and

    • (e) in the case of a petty expense incurred on behalf of a nomination contestant, the day on which it is incurred.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition

    (4) No person who is authorized to pay petty expenses shall, in total, pay more than the maximum amount of petty expenses that the person is authorized to pay.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 411;
  • 2003, c. 19, s. 29.
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