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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 401 from 2003-01-01 to 2014-12-18:

Marginal note:Registration for eligible merged parties

  •  (1) The Chief Electoral Officer shall amend the registry of parties by replacing the names of the merging parties with the name of the merged party if

    • (a) the application for the merger was not made in the period referred to in subsection 400(1); and

    • (b) the Chief Electoral Officer is satisfied that

      • (i) the merged party is eligible for registration as a political party under this Act, and

      • (ii) the merging parties have discharged their obligations under this Act, including their obligations to report on their financial transactions and their election expenses and to maintain valid and up-to-date information concerning their registration.

  • Marginal note:Notice

    (2) The Chief Electoral Officer shall notify the officers of the merging parties in writing whether the registry of parties is to be amended under subsection (1).

  • Marginal note:Notice in Canada Gazette

    (3) If the Chief Electoral Officer amends the registry of parties, he or she shall cause to be published in the Canada Gazette a notice that the names of the merging parties have been replaced in the registry with the name of the merged party.

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