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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 477.73 from 2014-12-19 to 2019-06-12:

Marginal note:Reimbursement — first instalment

  •  (1) Without delay after receipt of a return of the writ for an electoral district, the Chief Electoral Officer shall provide the Receiver General with a certificate that sets out

    • (a) the name of the elected candidate, if any;

    • (b) the name of any candidate who received 10% or more of the number of valid votes cast; and

    • (c) the amount that is 15% of the election expenses limit calculated under section 477.49.

  • Marginal note:Payment of partial reimbursement

    (2) On receipt of the certificate, the Receiver General shall pay the amount set out in it out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund to the official agent of any candidate named in the certificate as partial reimbursement for the candidate’s election expenses and personal expenses. The payment may be made to the person designated by the official agent.

  • Marginal note:Return of excess payment

    (3) A candidate’s official agent shall without delay return to the Receiver General any amount received under subsection (2) that is more than 60% of the total of

    • (a) the candidate’s personal expenses that the candidate has paid, and

    • (b) the candidate’s election expenses, as set out in the candidate’s electoral campaign return.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86

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