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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 366 from 2004-05-14 to 2014-12-18:

Marginal note:Application for registration

  •  (1) The leader of a political party may apply to the Chief Electoral Officer for the political party to become a registered party.

  • Marginal note:Contents of application

    (2) An application for registration must include

    • (a) the full name of the political party;

    • (b) the short-form name of the party, or its abbreviation, if any, that is to be shown in election documents;

    • (c) the party’s logo, if any;

    • (d) the name and address of the leader of the party and a copy of the party’s resolution to appoint the leader, certified by the leader and another officer of the party;

    • (e) the address of the office of the party where records are maintained and to which communications may be addressed;

    • (f) the names and addresses of the officers of the party and their signed consent to act;

    • (g) the name and address of the appointed auditor of the party and their signed consent to act;

    • (h) the name and address of the party’s chief agent and his or her signed consent to act;

    • (i) the names and addresses of 250 electors and their declarations in the prescribed form that they are members of the party and support the party’s application for registration; and

    • (j) the leader’s declaration in the prescribed form that, having considered all of the factors — including those described in subsection 521.1(5) — relevant to determining the party’s purposes, one of the party’s fundamental purposes is to participate in public affairs by endorsing one or more of its members as candidates and supporting their election.

  • Marginal note:Additional information

    (3) To confirm that the purpose referred to in paragraph (2)(j) is one of the party’s fundamental purposes, the Chief Electoral Officer may ask the party’s leader to provide any relevant information, including the information described in subsection 521.1(5).

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 366
  • 2004, c. 24, s. 3

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