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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 521.31 from 2019-06-13 to 2022-09-22:


Marginal note:Debts to Her Majesty

  •  (1) The following amounts constitute debts due to Her Majesty in right of Canada that may be recovered in the Federal Court:

    • (a) if a person or entity has entered into a compliance agreement with the Commissioner under the terms of which the person or entity is to pay an amount to the Receiver General, any portion of that amount that remains unpaid after the expiry of the time set out in the agreement to pay that amount;

    • (b) if a person or entity that is served with a notice of violation does not exercise any of their rights referred to in section 521.14 within the time and in the manner set out in the notice, the amount of the administrative monetary penalty set out in the notice of violation that remains unpaid after the expiry of the time set out in the notice to pay the amount;

    • (c) if a person or entity that is served with a notice of violation exercises any of their rights referred to in section 521.14 within the time and in the manner set out in the notice, the following amount that remains unpaid after the expiry of 30 days after the day on which they were served with the copy of the Chief Electoral Officer’s or the Commissioner’s decision:

      • (i) the amount of the administrative monetary penalty set out in the notice of violation that is confirmed in the decision, or

      • (ii) the reduced amount of the administrative monetary penalty that is set out in the decision; and

    • (d) if a person or entity has provided an undertaking that is accepted by the Commissioner in which an amount is to be paid to the Receiver General, any portion of that amount that remains unpaid after the expiry of the time set out in the undertaking to pay that amount.

  • Marginal note:Limitation period or prescription

    (2) No proceedings to recover a debt referred to in subsection (1) may be commenced after the expiry of five years after the day on which the debt became payable.

  • Marginal note:Debt final

    (3) A debt referred to in subsection (1) is final and not subject to review or to be restrained, prohibited, removed, set aside or otherwise dealt with.

  • 2018, c. 31, s. 365
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