Canada Elections Act

Version of section 503 from 2004-01-01 to 2014-12-18:


Marginal note:Deregistered parties

  •  (1) A political party that is deregistered during an election period does not commit an offence under paragraph 496(1)(a) or (2)(a) if the party, during the portion of the election period before the deregistration, has spent more than the spending limit set out in section 350.

  • Marginal note:Eligible party

    (2) An eligible party that, during the election period of a general election, does not become a registered party does not commit an offence referred to in paragraph 496(1)(a) or (2)(a) if its election advertising expenses, as of the day that it is informed under subsection 370(4) that it has not been registered, are more than the spending limit set out in section 350.

  • Marginal note:Prior expenses applied against spending limit

    (3) If subsection (1) or (2) applies, election advertising expenses incurred before the deregistration or before the day referred to in subsection (2), as the case may be, shall be applied against the spending limit set out in section 350 and, if the limit has been exceeded, the party shall not incur any additional election advertising expenses.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 503;
  • 2003, c. 19, s. 59.
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