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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 503 from 2019-06-13 to 2024-02-20:


Marginal note:Deregistered parties

  •  (1) A political party that is deregistered during a pre-election period does not commit an offence under paragraph 495.3(1)(a) or (2)(a) if, before the deregistration, its partisan activity expenses, partisan advertising expenses and election survey expenses exceeded any maximum amount set out in section 349.1.

  • Marginal note:Prior expenses applied against spending limit

    (1.1) If subsection (1) applies, then partisan activity expenses, partisan advertising expenses and election survey expenses incurred before the deregistration shall be applied against any maximum amount set out in section 349.1 and, if the limit is exceeded, the political party shall not incur any additional partisan activity expenses, partisan advertising expenses or election survey expenses.

  • Marginal note:Deregistered parties

    (1.2) A political party that is deregistered during an election period does not commit an offence under paragraph 496(1)(a) or (2)(a) if, before the deregistration, its partisan activity expenses, election advertising expenses and election survey expenses exceeded any maximum amount set out in section 350.

  • Marginal note:Eligible party

    (2) An eligible party that does not become a registered party during the election period of a general election does not commit an offence under paragraph 496(1)(a) or (2)(a) if its partisan activity expenses, election advertising expenses and election survey expenses, as of the day that it is informed under subsection 390(4) that it has not been registered, exceed any maximum amount set out in section 350.

  • Marginal note:Prior expenses applied against spending limit

    (3) If subsection (1.2) or (2) applies, then partisan activity expenses, election advertising expenses and election survey expenses incurred before the deregistration or before the day referred to in subsection (2), as the case may be, shall be applied against any maximum amount set out in section 350 and, if the maximum amount is exceeded, the party shall not incur any additional partisan activity expenses, election advertising expenses or election survey expenses.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 503
  • 2003, c. 19, s. 59
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 103
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 348

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