Marginal note:Proceedings to recover payment
449 (1) A person who has sent a claim in accordance with section 444 may commence proceedings in a court of competent jurisdiction to recover any unpaid amount
(a) at any time, if the candidate or his or her official agent refuses to pay that amount or disputes that it is payable;
(b) after the end of the period mentioned in subsection 445(1) or any extension of that period authorized by subsection 447(1) or section 448, in any other case.
Marginal note:Payment deemed properly made
(2) An amount paid by an official agent of a candidate as a result of proceedings referred to in subsection (1) is deemed to have been paid in accordance with this Act.