Canada Elections Act

Version of section 505 from 2003-01-01 to 2014-06-18:


Marginal note:Prosecution of third parties — groups

  •  (1) If a third party that is a group commits an offence under section 496, the person who is responsible for the group or its financial agent commits the offence if the person or financial agent authorized, consented to or participated in the act or omission that constitutes the offence.

  • Marginal note:Prosecution of third parties — vicarious liability

    (2) For the purpose of a prosecution brought against a third party under section 496, the third party is deemed to be a person and any act or omission of the person who signed an application made under subsection 353(2) in respect of the third party or, in the absence of an application, the person who would have signed it, or their financial agent, within the scope of that person’s or financial agent’s authority, is deemed to be an act or omission of the third party.

  • Marginal note:Prosecution of third party — group or corporation ($10,000)

    (3) A third party that is a group or corporation and that commits an offence under paragraph 496(1)(c) is liable on conviction to a fine of not more than $10,000 instead of the punishment set out in subsection 500(1).

  • Marginal note:Prosecution of third party — group or corporation ($25,000)

    (4) A third party that is a group or corporation and that commits an offence under paragraph 496(2)(b) is liable on conviction to a fine of not more than $25,000 instead of the punishment set out in subsection 500(5).

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