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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 56 from 2019-04-01 to 2019-07-01:


Marginal note:Prohibitions

 No person shall

  • (a) knowingly make a false or misleading statement, orally or in writing, relating to their qualification as an elector or as a future elector or relating to any other information referred to in section 49;

  • (b) knowingly make a false or misleading statement, orally or in writing, relating to another person’s qualification as an elector or as a future elector, to that other person’s surname, given names, gender, civic address or mailing address, or to the identifier assigned to that other person by the Chief Electoral Officer, for the purpose of having that other person’s name deleted from the Register of Electors or Register of Future Electors, as the case may be;

  • (c) request the listing in the Register of Electors or Register of Future Electors of the name of a person who is not qualified as an elector or as a future elector, as the case may be, knowing that the person is not so qualified;

  • (d) knowingly apply to have included in the Register of Electors or Register of Future Electors the name of an animal or thing;

  • (e) knowingly use personal information that is obtained from the Register of Electors except as follows:

    • (i) to enable registered parties, members or candidates to communicate with electors in accordance with section 110,

    • (ii) for the purposes of the administration and enforcement of this Act or the Referendum Act, or

    • (iii) in accordance with the conditions included in an agreement made under section 55, in the case of information that is transmitted in accordance with the agreement,

  • (e.1) knowingly use personal information that is obtained from the Register of Future Electors except as follows:

    • (i) for the purposes of updating the Register of Electors,

    • (ii) for the purposes of the transmission of information in the course of public education and information programs implemented under subsection 18(1),

    • (iii) for the purposes of the administration and enforcement of this Act or the Referendum Act, or

    • (iv) in accordance with the conditions included in an agreement made under section 55, in the case of information that is transmitted in accordance with the agreement; or

  • (f) knowingly use other personal information that is transmitted in accordance with an agreement made under section 55 except in accordance with the conditions included in the agreement.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 56
  • 2007, c. 21, s. 10
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 46
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