Canada Elections Act
Marginal note:Auditor’s report
438 (1) As soon as feasible after a general election, a registered party’s auditor shall report to its chief agent on its return on general election expenses and shall, in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards, make any examination that will enable the auditor to give an opinion in the report as to whether the return presents fairly the information contained in the financial records on which the return is based and the registered party and the chief agent have complied with the requirements of Division 1 of this Part and this Division.
(2) The auditor shall include in the report under subsection (1) any statement that the auditor considers necessary if
(a) the return that is the subject of the report does not present fairly the information contained in the financial records on which the return is based;
(b) the auditor has not received all of the information and explanations that the auditor required;
(c) based on the examination, it appears that the registered party has not kept proper financial records; or
(d) based on the examination, it appears that the registered party and the chief agent have not complied with the requirements of Division 1 of this Part and this Division.
Marginal note:Right of access
(3) The auditor for a registered party shall have access at any reasonable time to all of the party’s documents, and may require the party’s registered agents and officers to provide any information or explanation that, in the auditor’s opinion, may be necessary to enable the auditor to prepare the report.
- 2000, c. 9, s. 438
- 2003, c. 19, s. 42
- 2014, c. 12, s. 86
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