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

Act current to 2017-11-20 and last amended on 2016-01-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Corrections or revisions — Chief Electoral Officer
  •  (1) The Chief Electoral Officer, on the written application of a candidate, shall authorize the correction or revision of the statement if he or she is satisfied by the evidence submitted by the candidate that the correction or revision is necessary in order for the requirements of this subdivision to be complied with.

  • Marginal note:Application made without delay

    (2) The application shall be made immediately after the candidate becomes aware of the need for correction or revision.

  • Marginal note:Deadline for corrections or revisions

    (3) The candidate shall provide the Chief Electoral Officer with the corrected or revised version of the statement within 30 days after the day on which the correction or revision is authorized or within any extension of that period authorized under subsection (4) or (5).

  • Marginal note:New deadline

    (4) The Chief Electoral Officer, on the written application of the candidate made within two weeks after the end of the 30-day period referred to in subsection (3), shall authorize the extension of that period, unless he or she is satisfied that the candidate’s failure to provide the corrected or revised version of the statement was deliberate or was the result of the candidate’s failure to exercise due diligence.

  • Marginal note:Extension of new deadline

    (5) The Chief Electoral Officer, on the written application of the candidate made within two weeks after the end of an extension authorized under subsection (4) or under this subsection, shall authorize the further extension of that period, unless he or she is satisfied that the candidate’s failure to provide the corrected or revised version of the statement was deliberate or was the result of the candidate’s failure to exercise due diligence.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.
Marginal note:Extensions, corrections or revisions — judge
  •  (1) A candidate may apply to a judge for an order

    • (a) authorizing an extension referred to in subsection 477.91(1); or

    • (b) authorizing a correction or revision referred to in subsection 477.92(1).

    The candidate shall notify the Chief Electoral Officer that the application has been made.

  • Marginal note:Deadline

    (2) The application may be made

    • (a) under paragraph (1)(a), within two weeks after, as the case may be,

      • (i) if an application for an extension is not made to the Chief Electoral Officer within the period referred to in subsection 477.91(2), the end of the two-week period referred to in that subsection,

      • (ii) the rejection of an application for an extension made in accordance with section 477.91, or

      • (iii) the end of the extended period referred to in subsection 477.91(1); or

    • (b) under paragraph (1)(b), within two weeks after the rejection of an application for a correction or revision made in accordance with section 477.92.

  • Marginal note:Grounds — extension

    (3) The judge shall grant an order authorizing an extension unless the judge is satisfied that the candidate’s failure to provide the required statement was deliberate or was the result of their failure to exercise due diligence.

  • Marginal note:Grounds — corrections or revisions

    (4) The judge shall grant an order authorizing a correction or revision if the judge is satisfied by the evidence submitted by the candidate that the correction or revision is necessary in order for the requirements of this subdivision to be complied with.

  • Marginal note:Contents of order

    (5) An order under subsection (1) may require that the candidate satisfy any condition that the judge considers necessary for carrying out the purposes of this Act.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.
Marginal note:Chief Electoral Officer to retain statements
  •  (1) The Chief Electoral Officer shall retain in its possession the statements referred to in subsection 477.9(3) for at least one year after the return of the writ for the election.

  • Marginal note:Information to be kept confidential

    (2) The Chief Electoral Officer shall keep the statements provided under subsection 477.9(3) confidential.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (3) Subsection (2) does not prohibit the Commissioner from inspecting the statements referred to in that subsection, and any of those statements may be provided to the Director of Public Prosecutions and produced by the Director for the purpose of a prosecution for an offence under this Act.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.
Marginal note:Prohibition — false, misleading or incomplete statement

 No candidate shall provide the Chief Electoral Officer with a statement referred to in subsection 477.9(3) that

  • (a) the candidate knows or ought reasonably to know contains a material statement that is false or misleading; or

  • (b) does not substantially set out the information required under that subsection.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.

DIVISION 6Leadership Contestants

Interpretation

Definition of personal expenses

 In this Division, personal expenses means the expenses of a personal nature that are reasonably incurred by or on behalf of a leadership contestant in relation to their leadership campaign and includes

  • (a) travel and living expenses;

  • (b) childcare expenses;

  • (c) expenses relating to the provision of care for a person with a physical or mental incapacity for whom the contestant normally provides such care; and

  • (d) in the case of a contestant who has a disability, additional expenses that are related to the disability.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 478;
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.

 [Repealed, 2014, c. 12, s. 86]

 [Repealed, 2014, c. 12, s. 86]

 [Repealed, 2014, c. 12, s. 86]

 [Repealed, 2014, c. 12, s. 86]

 [Repealed, 2014, c. 12, s. 86]

 [Repealed, 2014, c. 12, s. 86]

 [Repealed, 2014, c. 12, s. 86]

 [Repealed, 2014, c. 12, s. 86]

 [Repealed, 2014, c. 12, s. 86]

SUBDIVISION ARegistration of Leadership Contestants

Marginal note:Notice of leadership contest
  •  (1) If a registered party proposes to hold a leadership contest, the party’s chief agent shall file with the Chief Electoral Officer a statement setting out the dates on which the leadership contest is to begin and end.

  • Marginal note:Variation and cancellation

    (2) A registered party that proposes to vary the leadership contest period or to cancel a leadership contest shall file with the Chief Electoral Officer a statement setting out, as the case may be, the amended beginning date or ending date or the fact of its cancellation.

  • Marginal note:Publication

    (3) The Chief Electoral Officer shall, in the manner that he or she considers appropriate, publish a notice containing the information referred to in subsections (1) and (2).

  • 2003, c. 19, s. 57;
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.

 [Repealed, 2014, c. 12, s. 86]

 [Repealed, 2014, c. 12, s. 86]

 
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