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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 496 from 2019-06-13 to 2022-07-25:


Marginal note:Strict liability offences — summary conviction

  •  (1) Every person is guilty of an offence who, being a third party, contravenes

    • (a) any of subsections 350(1) to (4) (exceeding election period expenses limits);

    • (a.1) section 351.1 (foreign third party incurring election period expenses);

    • (b) section 352 (failure to identify self in advertising);

    • (c) subsection 353(1) (failure to register);

    • (d) section 354 (failure to appoint financial agent) or subsection 355(1) (failure to appoint auditor);

    • (d.1) subsection 357.01(1) or 357.02(1) (failure to file interim third-party expenses return) or 357.01(10) (failure to provide documents evidencing expenses on request);

    • (d.2) paragraph 357.03(b) (filing interim third-party expenses return that is substantially incomplete); or

    • (e) section 357.1 (use of anonymous contributions).

    • (f) [Repealed, 2018, c. 31, s. 337]

  • Marginal note:Offences requiring intent — dual procedure

    (2) Every person is guilty of an offence who

    • (a) being a third party, knowingly contravenes any of subsections 350(1) to (4) or section 351 (exceeding or circumventing election period expenses limits);

    • (b) being a third party or registered party, knowingly contravenes subsection 351.01(1) (colluding to influence third party);

    • (c) being a third party or candidate, knowingly contravenes subsection 351.01(2) (colluding to influence third party);

    • (d) being a third party or official agent of a candidate, knowingly contravenes subsection 351.01(3) (colluding to influence third party);

    • (e) being a third party, knowingly contravenes section 351.1 (foreign third party incurring election period expenses);

    • (f) being a third party, knowingly contravenes subsection 353(1) (failure to register);

    • (g) knowingly contravenes subsection 354(2) or 355(3) (ineligible person acting as financial agent or auditor); or

    • (h) being a third party, knowingly contravenes subsection 357.01(1) or 357.02(1) (failure to file interim third-party expenses return); or

    • (i) being a third party, contravenes paragraph 357.03(a) or knowingly contravenes paragraph 357.03(b) (filing interim third-party expenses return that contains false or misleading information or one that is incomplete).

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 496
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 97
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 337
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