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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 549 from 2019-06-13 to 2022-07-25:


Marginal note:Administration of solemn declarations and affidavits

  •  (1) Solemn declarations and affidavits referred to in this Act are to be received by the person who by this Act is expressly required to receive them and, if there is no such person, then by the Chief Electoral Officer or a person designated by him or her in writing, a judge, an election officer, a unit election officer as defined in section 177, a notary public, a provincial court judge, a justice of the peace or a commissioner for taking oaths in the province.

  • Marginal note:No fees for solemn declaration or affidavit

    (2) All solemn declarations and affidavits received under this Act are to be received free of charge.

  • Marginal note:Making false declaration in solemn declaration or affidavit

    (3) No person shall make a false declaration in a solemn declaration or affidavit that is provided for by this Act.

  • Marginal note:Compelling or inducing false declaration

    (4) No person shall compel, induce or attempt to compel or induce any other person to make a false declaration in a solemn declaration or affidavit that is provided for by this Act.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 549
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 372
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