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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 511 from 2003-01-01 to 2003-12-31:


Marginal note:Commissioner may prosecute

 If the Commissioner believes on reasonable grounds that an offence under this Act has been committed and is of the view that the public interest justifies it, the Commissioner may institute or cause to be instituted a prosecution for the offence

  • (a) after an inquiry under section 510; or

  • (b) where no inquiry has been held, on the Commissioner’s own initiative, or after the receipt, within six months after its commission, of a written complaint alleging the commission of the offence.

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