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Canada Elections Act (S.C. 2000, c. 9)

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Act current to 2021-09-11 and last amended on 2021-06-29. Previous Versions

PART 18Financial Administration (continued)

DIVISION 1.1Regulated Fundraising Events (continued)

Publication and Report (continued)

Marginal note:Report on regulated fundraising event organized by registered party

  •  (1) If a registered party organizes all or part of a regulated fundraising event for its own financial benefit or for the financial benefit of one of its registered associations, nomination contestants, candidates or leadership contestants, the registered party’s chief agent shall provide the Chief Electoral Officer with a report, in the prescribed form, on the regulated fundraising event.

  • Marginal note:Contents of report

    (2) Subject to subsection (3), the report referred to in subsection (1) shall set out the following:

    • (a) the date, time and location of the regulated fundraising event;

    • (b) the name of each entity or person referred to in paragraph 384.1(1)(a) for whose financial benefit the event was organized;

    • (c) the name of each person referred to in subparagraph 384.1(1)(b)(i) who attended the event;

    • (d) the name of each person — other than any person referred to in paragraph (c) — who attended the event, along with the name of their municipality or its equivalent, their province and their postal code;

    • (e) the total amount of contributions that a person was required to have made, or the amount that they were required to have paid, in order to attend the event; and

    • (f) the name of each person or entity that organized the event or any part of it.

  • Marginal note:Information not to be included in report

    (3) The registered party’s chief agent shall not include in the report referred to in subsection (1) the name of any of the following persons who attended the regulated fundraising event, nor the name of their municipality or its equivalent, their province or their postal code:

    • (a) any person who was under 18 years of age on the day on which the event took place;

    • (a.1) any person who attended the event solely to assist a person with a disability;

    • (b) any person who attended the event solely because they were employed in the organization of the event;

    • (c) any of the following persons who attended the event solely in the course of their employment:

      • (i) an employee or other representative of any media organization, as well as any freelance journalist, and

      • (ii) a member of the support staff, including security staff, of any person referred to in subparagraph 384.1(1)(b)(i) who attended the event; and

    • (d) any person who attended the event solely in order to provide volunteer labour.

  • Marginal note:Regulated fundraising event not organized by registered party

    (4) If a regulated fundraising event is organized entirely by one or more persons or entities other than the registered party for whose financial benefit the event is organized, or for the financial benefit of whose registered association, nomination contestant, candidate or leadership contestant the event is organized, each person or entity that organizes the event or any part of it shall, subject to subsection (5), provide the information set out in subsection (2) to the registered party in time for the registered party’s chief agent to be able to provide the Chief Electoral Officer with a report on the event as required under subsection (6).

  • Marginal note:Updating information provided

    (4.1) If a person or entity referred to in subsection (4) becomes aware, after providing information to a registered party under that subsection or this subsection, of any change to that information, the person or entity shall provide the new information to the registered party as soon as feasible after becoming aware of the change.

  • Marginal note:Information not to be provided

    (5) No person or entity referred to in subsection (4) or (4.1) shall include in the information provided to the registered party under that subsection the name of any person referred to in paragraphs (3)(a) to (d) who attended the regulated fundraising event, nor the name of their municipality or its equivalent, their province or their postal code.

  • Marginal note:Report on regulated fundraising event

    (6) If at least one person or entity referred to in subsection (4) complies with the obligation under that subsection — to provide information to the registered party in time for the registered party’s chief agent to be able to provide the Chief Electoral Officer with the report — that chief agent shall provide the Chief Electoral Officer with a report, in the prescribed form, on the regulated fundraising event setting out that information.

  • Marginal note:Period for providing report

    (6.1) The registered party’s chief agent shall provide the Chief Electoral Officer with the reports referred to in subsections (1) and (6) within 30 days after the day the regulated fundraising event takes place.

  • Marginal note:Exception — election period

    (7) Subsections (1) to (6.1) do not apply in respect of a regulated fundraising event that takes place during the election period of a general election.

  • Marginal note:Election period

    (8) A registered party’s chief agent shall provide the Chief Electoral Officer with a single report, in the prescribed form, on all the regulated fundraising events that were held during the election period for a general election and

    • (a) all or part of which were organized by the registered party for its own financial benefit or for the financial benefit of one of its registered associations, nomination contestants, candidates or leadership contestants; or

    • (b) in respect of which at least one person or entity that organized the event or any part of it complied with the obligation under subsection (9).

  • Marginal note:Period for providing report

    (8.1) The registered party’s chief agent shall provide the Chief Electoral Officer with the report referred to in subsection (8) within 60 days after polling day at the general election.

  • Marginal note:Regulated fundraising event not organized by registered party

    (9) If a regulated fundraising event that was held during the election period for a general election was organized entirely by one or more persons or entities other than the registered party for whose financial benefit the event was organized, or for the financial benefit of whose registered association, nomination contestant, candidate or leadership contestant the event was organized, each person or entity that organized the event or any part of it shall, subject to subsection (10), provide the information set out in subsection (2) to the registered party in time for the registered party’s chief agent to be able to provide the Chief Electoral Officer with the report as required under subsection (8).

  • Marginal note:Updating information provided

    (9.1) If a person or entity referred to in subsection (9) becomes aware, after providing information to a registered party under that subsection or this subsection, of any change to that information, the person or entity shall provide the new information to the registered party as soon as feasible after becoming aware of the change.

  • Marginal note:Information not to be provided

    (10) No person or entity referred to in subsection (9) or (9.1) shall include in the information provided to the registered party under that subsection the name of any person referred to in paragraphs (3)(a) to (d) who attended the regulated fundraising event, nor the name of their municipality or its equivalent, their province or their postal code.

  • Marginal note:Contents of report

    (11) Subject to subsection (12), the report referred to in subsection (8) shall set out the information referred to in subsection (2) for each regulated fundraising event referred to in subsection (8).

  • Marginal note:Information not to be included in report

    (12) The registered party’s chief agent shall not include in the report referred to in subsection (8), in respect of a given regulated fundraising event, the name of any person referred to in paragraphs (3)(a) to (d) who attended that event, nor the name of their municipality or its equivalent, their province or their postal code.

  • Marginal note:Publication of reports

    (13) The Chief Electoral Officer shall publish reports provided under subsections (1), (6) and (8), and any corrected or revised versions of those reports, as soon as feasible after receiving them, in the manner that he or she considers appropriate.

  • 2018, c. 20, s. 2

Contributions

Marginal note:Return of contributions

 If a registered party, a registered association, a nomination contestant, a candidate or a leadership contestant receives a contribution in respect of a regulated fundraising event in respect of which section 384.2 or 384.3 is not complied with, the chief agent of the registered party, the financial agent of the registered association, the official agent of the candidate or the financial agent of the nomination contestant or leadership contestant, as the case may be, shall, within 30 days after becoming aware of the non-compliance, return the contribution unused to the contributor or, if that is not possible, pay the amount of it — or, in the case of a non-monetary contribution, an amount of money equal to its commercial value — to the Chief Electoral Officer, who shall forward that amount to the Receiver General.

  • 2018, c. 20, s. 2

Corrections, Revisions and Extended Reporting Periods

Marginal note:Minor corrections — Chief Electoral Officer

 The Chief Electoral Officer may correct a report referred to in subsection 384.3(1), (6) or (8) if the correction does not materially affect its substance.

  • 2018, c. 20, s. 2
 
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