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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 477.72 from 2014-12-19 to 2019-06-12:


Marginal note:Prohibition — false, misleading or incomplete document

  •  (1) No candidate and no official agent of a candidate shall provide the Chief Electoral Officer with a document referred to in subsection 477.59(1), (10), (11), (12) or (15) that

    • (a) the candidate or the official agent, as the case may be, knows or ought reasonably to know contains a material statement that is false or misleading; or

    • (b) in the case of a document referred to in subsection 477.59(1), does not substantially set out the information required under subsection 477.59(2) and, in the case of a document referred to in subsection 477.59(10), (11), (12) or (15), does not substantially set out the information required under that subsection.

  • Marginal note:Membership in House of Commons suspended

    (2) If the Chief Electoral Officer determines, with respect to an elected candidate, that a document that was required to be provided under subsection 477.59(1), (10), (11), (12) or (15) was not provided within the period for providing it or within any extension to that period authorized under subsection 477.66(1) or paragraph 477.68(1)(b), or that a correction or revision was not made as authorized by subsection 477.67(1) within the period provided in subsection 477.67(3), then the Chief Electoral Officer shall so inform the Speaker of the House of Commons and the candidate is not entitled to continue to sit or vote as a member of the House of Commons until the document, correction or revision is provided or made, as the case may be.

  • Marginal note:Membership in House of Commons suspended

    (3) If the Chief Electoral Officer determines, with respect to an elected candidate, that a correction or revision that was requested to be made under subsection 477.65(2) was not made within the period specified, then, until the correction or revision is made, the candidate is not entitled to continue to sit or vote as a member of the House of Commons as of

    • (a) the end of the two weeks referred to in paragraph 477.68(2)(a), if the candidate or their official agent does not apply to a judge for an order under paragraph 477.68(1)(a); or

    • (b) if the candidate or their official agent applies to a judge for an order under paragraph 477.68(1)(a), the day on which the application is finally disposed of so as to deny it.

  • Marginal note:Speaker informed

    (4) As soon as an elected candidate is not entitled to continue to sit or vote as a member of the House of Commons under subsection (3), the Chief Electoral Officer shall so inform the Speaker of the House of Commons.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86
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