Canada Elections Act

Version of section 470 from 2004-01-01 to 2014-12-18:


Marginal note:Withdrawal of writ

  •  (1) This Part applies, with the following modifications, to electoral campaign expenses of candidates in an electoral district in which a writ is withdrawn under section 59 or deemed to be withdrawn under section 551:

    • (a) the election is deemed to have been held on a polling day that is the day of publication of the notice of withdrawal in the Canada Gazette;

    • (b) each candidate is deemed to have obtained 10% of the votes that would have been validly cast at that deemed election; and

    • (c) on receipt of a certificate referred to in section 464 or 465, the Receiver General shall pay out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund to the candidate’s official agent — or may alternatively pay to the person designated by the agent — the lesser of

      • (i) the amount that is the election expenses limit provided for in section 440, and

      • (ii) the amount by which the candidate’s election expenses and personal expenses, as disclosed in his or her electoral campaign return, exceeds the total value of the contributions that the candidate received.

  • Marginal note:No reimbursement

    (2) Despite subsection (1), a candidate is not entitled to reimbursement for election expenses or personal expenses if

    • (a) the writ is withdrawn or deemed to be withdrawn before the closing day for nominations; or

    • (b) the election expenses, as disclosed in the candidate’s electoral campaign return, are not more than the value of contributions that the candidate received.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 470;
  • 2003, c. 19, s. 53.
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