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Canada Elections Act (S.C. 2000, c. 9)

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Act current to 2020-11-17 and last amended on 2019-06-13. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Quarterly allowance

  •  (1) The Chief Electoral Officer shall determine, for each quarter of a calendar year, an allowance payable to a registered party whose candidates for the most recent general election preceding that quarter received at that election at least

    • (a) 2% of the number of valid votes cast; or

    • (b) 5% of the number of valid votes cast in the electoral districts in which the registered party endorsed a candidate.

  • Marginal note:Computation of fund

    (2) An allowance fund for a quarter is the product of the number of valid votes cast in the election referred to in subsection (1) multiplied by the applicable following number:

    • (a) $0.255, for the quarter that begins on April 1, 2013 and the three following quarters; and

    • (b) $0.1275, for the quarter that begins on April 1, 2014 and the three following quarters.

  • Marginal note:Computation of party’s allowance

    (3) Each such registered party’s allowance for a quarter is that part of the allowance fund for that quarter that corresponds to its percentage of valid votes cast in the election referred to in subsection (1).

  • Marginal note:Merger of parties

    (4) A merged party is entitled to the aggregate of the allowances to which the merging parties of which it is composed would have been entitled had they not merged.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 445
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86
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