Canada Elections Act
370 (1) An eligible party becomes a registered party if it has at least one candidate whose nomination has been confirmed for an election and its application to become registered was made at least 60 days before the issue of the writ or writs for that election and has not been withdrawn.
Marginal note:Late application
(2) An eligible party whose application was made after the 60 days referred to in subsection (1) becomes a registered party for the next general election — or any by-election that precedes it — if it satisfies the requirements of that subsection for that election.
(3) The Chief Electoral Officer shall, as soon as practicable after the 48-hour period following the close of nominations,
(a) inform the leader of an eligible party that meets the requirements of subsection (1) that the party has been registered; and
(b) in the case of a general election, inform the leader of an eligible party that does not meet the requirements of subsection (1) that the party has not been registered.
Marginal note:Loss of eligibility
(4) An eligible party, other than one referred to in subsection (2), loses its eligibility on being informed under subsection (3) that it has not been registered.
Marginal note:Eligible party deemed registered
(5) For the purposes of sections 407, 422, 429 and 435, an eligible party that becomes registered under subsection (1) is deemed to have been registered from the day of the issue of the writ or writs for that election.
- 2000, c. 9, s. 370
- 2004, c. 24, s. 5
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