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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 489 from 2019-06-13 to 2022-06-01:


Marginal note:Strict liability offences — summary conviction

  •  (1) Every person is guilty of an offence who contravenes

    • (a) being an employer, subsection 132(1) (failure to allow time to vote) or 133(1) (making deductions from employees’ wages for time given to vote);

    • (b) section 165 (prohibited use of loudspeaker); or

    • (c) paragraph 166(1)(b) (wearing of emblems, etc., in polling station).

  • Marginal note:Offences requiring intent — summary conviction

    (2) Every person is guilty of an offence who

    • (a) [Repealed, 2018, c. 31, s. 328]

    • (a.1) [Repealed, 2018, c. 31, s. 328]

    • (a.2) [Repealed, 2018, c. 31, s. 328]

    • (a.3) [Repealed, 2018, c. 31, s. 328]

    • (a.4) [Repealed, 2018, c. 31, s. 328]

    • (b) [Repealed, 2018, c. 31, s. 328]

    • (c) contravenes paragraph 166(1)(a) (display of campaign literature in polling place).

    • (d) [Repealed, 2018, c. 31, s. 328]

    • (e) [Repealed, 2018, c. 31, s. 328]

  • Marginal note:Offences requiring intent — dual procedure

    (3) Every person is guilty of an offence who

    • (a) being an employer, contravenes section 134 (preventing employee from using voting time); or

    • (b) [Repealed, 2018, c. 31, s. 328]

    • (b.1) contravenes any of paragraphs 161(5.1)(a) to (d) (forbidden acts re polling day registration).

    • (c) [Repealed, 2018, c. 31, s. 328]

    • (d) [Repealed, 2018, c. 31, s. 328]

    • (e) [Repealed, 2018, c. 31, s. 328]

    • (f) [Repealed, 2018, c. 31, s. 328]

    • (g) [Repealed, 2018, c. 31, s. 328]

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 489
  • 2007, c. 21, s. 38
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 93
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 328
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