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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 56 from 2003-01-01 to 2007-07-25:


Marginal note:Prohibitions

 No person shall

  • (a) knowingly make a false or misleading statement, orally or in writing, relating to their qualification as an elector or relating to any other information referred to in section 49;

  • (b) knowingly make a false or misleading statement, orally or in writing, relating to another person’s qualification as an elector, surname, given names, sex, civic address or mailing address for the purpose of having that person’s name deleted from the Register of Electors;

  • (c) request the listing in the Register of Electors of the name of a person who is not qualified as an elector, knowing that the person is not so qualified;

  • (d) wilfully apply to have included in the Register of Electors the name of an animal or thing; or

  • (e) knowingly use personal information that is recorded in the Register of Electors for a purpose other than

    • (i) to enable registered parties, members or candidates to communicate with electors in accordance with section 110,

    • (ii) a federal election or referendum, or

    • (iii) an election or referendum held under provincial law, if the information is subject to, and transmitted in accordance with, an agreement made under section 55.

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