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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 512 from 2003-01-01 to 2006-12-11:

Marginal note:Commissioner’s consent required

  •  (1) No prosecution for an offence under this Act may be instituted by a person other than the Commissioner without the Commissioner’s prior written consent.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to an offence in relation to which an election officer has taken measures under subsection 479(3).

  • Marginal note:Proof of consent

    (3) Every document purporting to be the Commissioner’s consent under subsection (1) is deemed to be that consent unless it is called into question by the Commissioner or by someone acting for the Commissioner or for Her Majesty.

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