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

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Act current to 2019-12-03 and last amended on 2019-06-13. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Maximum election expenses

  •  (1) The maximum amount that is allowed for election expenses of a registered party for an election is the product of

    • (a) $0.735 multiplied by the number of names on the preliminary lists of electors for electoral districts in which the registered party has endorsed a candidate or by the number of names on the revised lists of electors for those electoral districts, whichever is greater, and

    • (b) the inflation adjustment factor published by the Chief Electoral Officer under section 384 that is in effect on the date of the issue of the writ or writs for the election.

  • Marginal note:Maximum expenses: postponement of polling day

    (2) If the Governor in Council orders the postponement of an election under subsection 59(4) for one or more electoral districts, along with the corresponding extension of the election period, then the maximum amount calculated under subsection (1) for a registered party that has endorsed a candidate in that or any of those electoral districts is increased by adding to it the product of

    • (a) $0.735 multiplied by the number of names on the preliminary list of electors in the electoral districts governed by the order in which the party has endorsed a candidate, or the number of names on the revised list of electors in those electoral districts, whichever is greater, and divided by the number of days in the election period before it was extended;

    • (b) the inflation adjustment factor published by the Chief Electoral Officer under section 384 that is in effect on the date of the issue of the writ or writs for the election; and

    • (c) the number of days by which the election period is extended.

  • Marginal note:Amounts not included in election expenses

    (3) For the purpose of subsections (1) and (2), an election expense of a registered party does not include

    • (a) a transfer made by or on behalf of it to candidates in the election; or

    • (b) an expense incurred by it through a registered agent, or person authorized under subsection 381(1), who was not acting within the scope of the registered agent’s authority.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 430
  • 2003, c. 19, s. 38
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 263
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