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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 478.73 from 2019-06-13 to 2022-09-11:


Marginal note:Prohibition — accepting contributions, borrowing

  •  (1) No person or entity, other than a leadership campaign agent of a leadership contestant, shall accept contributions to the contestant’s leadership campaign or borrow money on the contestant’s behalf under section 373.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — accepting goods, services or funds or transferring funds

    (2) No person or entity, other than a leadership campaign agent of a leadership contestant, shall, on the contestant’s behalf,

    • (a) accept a provision of goods or services, or a transfer of funds, if the provision or transfer is permitted under section 364 or 365; or

    • (b) transfer funds, if the transfer is permitted under section 364.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — accepting certain transfers of funds

    (3) No leadership campaign agent of a leadership contestant shall, on the contestant’s behalf, accept a transfer of funds from a registered party or registered association, except the transfer by a registered party of an amount out of a directed contribution as defined in subsection 365(2).

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — paying leadership campaign expenses

    (4) No person or entity, other than a leadership campaign agent of a leadership contestant, shall pay the contestant’s leadership campaign expenses except for

    • (a) a litigation expense;

    • (b) travel and living expenses;

    • (c) a personal expense; or

    • (d) a petty expense referred to in section 381.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — incurring leadership campaign expenses

    (5) No person or entity, other than the leadership contestant or one of their leadership campaign agents, shall incur the contestant’s leadership campaign expenses.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — paying contestant’s personal expenses, etc.

    (6) No person or entity, other than the leadership contestant or their financial agent, shall pay the contestant’s expenses referred to in any of paragraphs 4(a) to (c).

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 312
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