Canada Elections Act

Version of section 463 from 2003-01-01 to 2014-12-18:


Marginal note:Prohibition — false, misleading or incomplete returns

  •  (1) No candidate and no official agent of a candidate shall provide the Chief Electoral Officer with a document referred to in subsection 451(1) or 455(1) that

    • (a) the candidate or the official agent, as the case may be, knows or ought reasonably to know contains a material statement that is false or misleading; or

    • (b) does not substantially set out the information required by subsection 451(2) or required to be updated under subsection 455(1).

  • Marginal note:Membership in House of Commons suspended

    (2) An elected candidate who fails to provide a document as required by section 451 or 455 or fails to make a correction as requested under subsection 457(2) or authorized by 458(1) shall not continue to sit or vote as a member until they are provided or made, as the case may be.

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