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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 497.2 from 2019-06-13 to 2019-07-29:


Marginal note:Strict liability offences — summary conviction

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

    • (a) being an electoral district association of a registered party, contravenes section 447 (financial activity while unregistered);

    • (a.1) being an electoral district association of a registered party, contravenes subsection 449.1(1) (incurring certain partisan advertising expenses or, during a pre-election period, transmitting certain partisan advertising messages);

    • (a.2) being a registered association, contravenes section 449.2 (failure to indicate authority for partisan advertising);

    • (b) being an electoral district association of a registered party, contravenes subsection 450(1) (incurring election expenses);

    • (c) being a registered association, contravenes section 451 (failure to provide statement of assets and liabilities or related documents);

    • (d) being the financial agent of a registered association, contravenes section 452 (making erroneous declaration);

    • (e) being a registered association, contravenes subsection 456(2) (failure to comply with requirements re: appointment of electoral district agent);

    • (f) being a registered association, contravenes section 459, 460 or 461 (failure to comply with requirements re: appointment of financial agent or auditor);

    • (g) being a registered association, contravenes subsection 463(1) (failure to report changes to registered association information);

    • (h) being a registered association, contravenes section 464 (failure to confirm validity of information concerning association);

    • (i) being the financial agent of a deregistered electoral district association, contravenes section 473 (failure to provide financial transactions return for fiscal period or related documents);

    • (j) being the financial agent of a registered association, contravenes section 475.2 (failure to pay recoverable claim within three years);

    • (k) being the financial agent of a registered association, contravenes subsection 475.4(1), (2), (3) or (5) (failure to provide financial transactions return or related documents);

    • (l) being the financial agent of a registered association, contravenes section 475.5 (failure to pay excess contributions);

    • (m) being the financial agent of a registered association, contravenes paragraph 475.7(b) (providing document that is substantially incomplete);

    • (n) being the financial agent of a registered association, contravenes subsection 475.9(3) (failure to provide corrected or revised document within specified period); or

    • (o) being the financial agent or the chief executive officer of a registered association, contravenes subsection 475.92(3) (failure to provide corrected or revised document within 30-day period or any extension of that period).

  • Marginal note:Offences requiring intent — summary conviction

    (2) Every person is guilty of an offence who

    • (a) being a person or entity other than an electoral district agent of a registered association, knowingly contravenes subsection 475(1) or (2) (paying or incurring registered association’s expenses while ineligible);

    • (b) being a person or entity other than an electoral district agent of a registered association, knowingly contravenes subsection 475(3) (accepting contributions while ineligible); or

    • (c) being a person or entity other than the financial agent of a registered association, knowingly contravenes subsection 475(4) (while ineligible, accepting provision of goods or services or transfer of funds or providing goods or services or transferring funds).

  • Marginal note:Offences requiring intent — dual procedure

    (3) Every person is guilty of an offence who

    • (a) being an electoral district association, knowingly contravenes section 447 (financial activity while unregistered);

    • (a.1) being an electoral district association of a registered party, knowingly contravenes subsection 449.1(1) (incurring certain partisan advertising expenses or, during a pre-election period, transmitting certain partisan advertising messages);

    • (b) being an electoral district association of a registered party, knowingly contravenes subsection 450(1) (incurring election expenses);

    • (c) being a registered association, knowingly contravenes section 451 (failure to provide statement of assets and liabilities or related documents);

    • (d) being the financial agent of a registered association, knowingly contravenes section 452 (making erroneous declaration);

    • (e) being a registered association, knowingly contravenes subsection 456(2) (failure to comply with requirements re: appointment of electoral district agent);

    • (f) being a person, knowingly contravenes subsection 462(1) or (2) (acting as financial agent, electoral district agent or auditor when ineligible to do so);

    • (g) being the financial agent of a deregistered electoral district association, knowingly contravenes section 473 (failure to provide financial transactions return for fiscal period or related documents);

    • (h) being the financial agent of a registered association, knowingly contravenes subsection 475.4(1), (2), (3) or (5) (failure to provide financial transactions return or related documents);

    • (i) being the financial agent of a registered association, knowingly contravenes section 475.5 (failure to pay excess contributions);

    • (j) being the financial agent of a registered association, contravenes paragraph 475.7(a) (providing document that contains false or misleading information);

    • (k) being the financial agent of a registered association, knowingly contravenes subsection 475.9(3) (failure to provide corrected or revised document within specified period); or

    • (l) being the financial agent or chief executive officer of a registered association, knowingly contravenes subsection 475.92(3) (failure to provide corrected or revised document within 30-day period or any extension of that period).

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 99
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 341
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