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

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Act current to 2019-08-15 and last amended on 2019-06-13. Previous Versions

PART 18Financial Administration (continued)

DIVISION 2Political Parties (continued)

SUBDIVISION BFinancial Administration of Registered Parties (continued)

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Marginal note:Prohibition — false, misleading or incomplete document

 No chief agent of a registered party shall provide the Chief Electoral Officer with a document referred to in paragraph 432(1)(a) that

  • (a) the chief agent knows or ought reasonably to know contains a material statement that is false or misleading; or

  • (b) does not substantially set out the information required under subsection 432(2) or, in the case of a statement of unpaid claims referred to in subparagraph 432(2)(e)(ii), does not substantially set out information required under subsection 432(6) or (7).

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 436
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86
Reporting on Expenses

Marginal note:Election expenses return

  •  (1) For a general election, the chief agent of a registered party shall provide the Chief Electoral Officer with

    • (a) an election expenses return in the prescribed form;

    • (b) the auditor’s report referred to in subsection 438(1) on that return; and

    • (c) a declaration in the prescribed form by the chief agent that the return is complete and accurate.

  • Marginal note:Contents of return

    (2) An election expenses return shall set out

    • (a) as an election expense, each of

      • (i) the expenses incurred by the registered party — other than accessibility expenses — whether paid or unpaid, including a statement of expenses incurred for voter contact calling services as defined in section 348.01, provided by a calling service provider as defined in that section, that indicates the name of that provider and the amount of those expenses, and

      • (ii) the non-monetary contributions used by the registered party as an election expense;

    • (b) the accessibility expenses incurred by the registered party; and

    • (c) in the case of a general election held on a day set in accordance with subsection 56.1(2) or section 56.2, the partisan advertising expenses incurred by the registered party in relation to partisan advertising messages transmitted during the pre-election period.

  • Marginal note:Period for providing documents

    (3) The registered party’s chief agent shall provide the Chief Electoral Officer with the documents referred to in subsection (1) within eight months after the polling day for the general election.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 437
  • 2003, c. 19, s. 41
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 268

Marginal note:Auditor’s report

  •  (1) As soon as feasible after a general election, a registered party’s auditor shall report to its chief agent on its return on general election expenses and shall, in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards, make any examination that will enable the auditor to give an opinion in the report as to whether the return presents fairly the information contained in the financial records on which the return is based and the registered party and the chief agent have complied with the requirements of Division 1 of this Part and this Division.

  • Marginal note:Statement

    (2) The auditor shall include in the report under subsection (1) any statement that the auditor considers necessary if

    • (a) the return that is the subject of the report does not present fairly the information contained in the financial records on which the return is based;

    • (b) the auditor has not received all of the information and explanations that the auditor required;

    • (c) based on the examination, it appears that the registered party has not kept proper financial records; or

    • (d) based on the examination, it appears that the registered party and the chief agent have not complied with the requirements of Division 1 of this Part and this Division.

  • Marginal note:Right of access

    (3) The auditor for a registered party shall have access at any reasonable time to all of the party’s documents, and may require the party’s registered agents and officers to provide any information or explanation that, in the auditor’s opinion, may be necessary to enable the auditor to prepare the report.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 438
  • 2003, c. 19, s. 42
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86
 
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