Canada Elections Act

Version of section 438 from 2003-01-01 to 2003-12-31:


Marginal note:Prohibition — making contributions

  •  (1) No person or entity, other than an electoral district association or a registered party, shall make

    • (a) a contribution to a candidate’s electoral campaign that comes from money, property or the services of another person or entity; or

    • (b) a loan to a candidate’s electoral campaign that comes from money of another person or entity.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — accepting contributions

    (2) No person, other than an official agent of a candidate, shall accept contributions to the candidate’s electoral campaign.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — issuing tax receipts

    (3) No person, other than an official agent of a candidate, shall provide official receipts to contributors of monetary contributions to a candidate for the purpose of subsection 127(3) of the Income Tax Act.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — paying electoral expenses

    (4) No person or entity, other than the official agent of a candidate, shall pay expenses in relation to the candidate’s electoral campaign except for petty expenses referred to in section 411 and the candidate’s personal expenses.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — incurring electoral expenses

    (5) No person or entity, other than a candidate, his or her official agent or a person authorized under paragraph 446(c) to enter into contracts, shall incur expenses in relation to the candidate’s electoral campaign.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — candidate’s personal expenses

    (6) No person, other than a candidate or his or her official agent, shall pay the candidate’s personal expenses.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (7) Subsection (4) or (5), as the case may be, does not apply to a registered agent of a registered party who pays or incurs expenses in relation to the electoral campaign of the leader of the registered party.

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