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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 478.85 from 2019-06-13 to 2020-12-28:


Marginal note:Statement of personal expenses

  •  (1) A leadership contestant shall, within five months after the end of the leadership contest, send their financial agent a written statement in the prescribed form that

    • (a) sets out the following:

      • (i) the amount of any travel and living expenses paid by the contestant and details of those expenses, and

      • (ii) the amount of any litigation expenses and personal expenses paid by the contestant, details of those expenses and an indication of which of them were paid other than from the bank account referred to in subsection 478.72(1) and the source of the funds used to pay them; or

    • (b) declares that the contestant did not pay for any travel and living expenses, litigation expenses or personal expenses.

  • Marginal note:Supporting documents

    (1.1) Together with the statement referred to in paragraph (1)(a), the leadership contestant shall send their financial agent documents evidencing the payment of the expenses referred to in the statement.

  • Marginal note:Death of contestant

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a leadership contestant who dies before the end of the five-month period referred to in that subsection without having sent the written statement.

  • Marginal note:Subsequent payments — litigation expenses

    (3) If, after having sent their financial agent the statement referred to in subsection (1), a leadership contestant pays a litigation expense other than from the bank account referred to in subsection 478.72(1), the contestant shall, as soon as feasible after paying it,

    • (a) notify their financial agent of the payment;

    • (b) inform their financial agent of the amount of the expense, the details of the expense and the source of the funds used to pay it; and

    • (c) send their financial agent documents evidencing payment of the expense.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 315
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