Canada Elections Act
Marginal note:Destruction of documents — judge
462 (1) A candidate or his or her official agent may apply to a judge who is competent to conduct a recount for an order relieving the official agent from the obligation to provide a document referred to in subsection 451(1) or 455(1). The candidate or official agent shall notify the Chief Electoral Officer that the application has been made.
(2) The judge may not grant the order unless he or she is satisfied that the applicant cannot provide the documents because of their destruction by an act of God or a superior force, including a flood, fire or other disaster.
Marginal note:Date of relief
(3) For the purposes of this Act, the applicant is relieved from the obligation referred to in subsection (1) on the date of the order.
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