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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 497.3 from 2019-06-13 to 2024-02-06:


Marginal note:Strict liability offences — summary conviction

  •  (1) Every person is guilty of an offence who

    • (a) being a registered party or registered association, contravenes subsection 476.1(1) (failure to notify of nomination contest);

    • (b) being a nomination contestant, contravenes section 476.3 (failure to appoint financial agent);

    • (c) being a nomination contestant, contravenes section 476.5, 476.6 or 476.61 (failure to comply with requirements re: appointment of financial agent);

    • (d) being a nomination contestant, contravenes subsection 476.63(1) or (2) (failure to report changes in nomination contestant information);

    • (e) being the financial agent of a nomination contestant, contravenes section 476.65 (failure to satisfy bank account requirements);

    • (f) being a nomination contestant or the financial agent of one, contravenes subsection 476.68(1) (exceeding nomination contest expenses limit);

    • (g) being a nomination contestant or the financial agent of one, contravenes subsection 476.7(1) or (2) (failure to pay recoverable claim within three years or paying without authorization);

    • (h) being the financial agent of a nomination contestant, contravenes subsection 476.75(1), (2), (5) or (7) (failure to provide nomination campaign return or related documents);

    • (i) being the financial agent of a nomination contestant, fails to comply with a requirement of the Chief Electoral Officer under subsection 476.75(4);

    • (j) being a nomination contestant, contravenes subsection 476.75(8) (failure to send declaration re: nomination campaign return to financial agent) or subsection 476.81(1) (failure to provide Chief Electoral Officer with declaration re: nomination campaign ret­urn);

    • (k) being the financial agent of a nomination contestant, contravenes subsection 476.75(10) or (15) (failure to provide report on payment of claim);

    • (l) being the financial agent of a nomination contestant, contravenes subsection 476.75(11) or (12) (failure to provide updated version of statement of unpaid claims);

    • (m) being the financial agent of a nomination contestant, fails to comply with a requirement of the Chief Electoral Officer under subsection 476.75(14);

    • (n) being the financial agent of a nomination contestant, contravenes section 476.76 (failure to pay the value of contributions that cannot be returned);

    • (o) being a nomination contestant, contravenes subsection 476.77(1) (failure to appoint auditor);

    • (p) being a nomination contestant, contravenes subsection 476.77(4) or (5) or section 476.78 (failure to comply with requirements re: appointment of auditor);

    • (p.1) being a nomination contestant, contravenes subsection 476.82(1) or (3) (failure to send written statement or advise financial agent);

    • (q) being the financial agent of a nomination contestant, contravenes subsection 476.83(3) (failure to provide corrected or revised document within specified period);

    • (r) being a nomination contestant or the financial agent of one, contravenes subsection 476.85(3) (failure to provide corrected or revised document within 30-day period or any extension of that period);

    • (s) being the financial agent of a nomination contestant, contravenes paragraph 476.9(b) (providing document that is substantially incomplete); or

    • (t) being the financial agent of a nomination contestant, contravenes subsection 476.92(2) or (3) or section 476.93 (failure to dispose of surplus nomination campaign funds).

  • Marginal note:Offences requiring intent — dual procedure

    (2) Every person is guilty of an offence who

    • (a) being a registered party or registered association, knowingly contravenes subsection 476.1(1) (failure to notify of nomination contest);

    • (b) being a person, knowingly contravenes section 476.62 (acting as financial agent when ineligible to do so);

    • (c) being a person or entity other than the financial agent of a nomination contestant, knowingly contravenes subsection 476.66(1) (acceptance of contribution while ineligible);

    • (d) being a person or entity other than the financial agent of a nomination contestant, knowingly contravenes subsection 476.66(2) (while ineligible, accepting provision of goods or services or transfer of funds or transferring funds);

    • (e) being the financial agent of a nomination contestant, knowingly contravenes subsection 476.66(3) (accepting prohibited contribution);

    • (f) being a person or entity, knowingly contravenes subsection 476.66(4), (5) or (6) (paying or incurring nomination campaign expenses while ineligible);

    • (g) being a nomination contestant or the financial agent of one, knowingly contravenes subsection 476.68(1) (exceeding nomination contest expenses limit);

    • (h) being a person or entity, contravenes subsection 476.68(2) (circumventing nomination contest expenses limit);

    • (i) being the financial agent of a nomination contestant, knowingly contravenes subsection 476.75(1), (2), (5) or (7) (failure to provide nomination campaign return or related documents);

    • (j) being the financial agent of a nomination contestant, knowingly fails to comply with a requirement of the Chief Electoral Officer under subsection 476.75(4);

    • (k) being a nomination contestant, knowingly contravenes subsection 476.75(8) (failure to send declaration re: nomination campaign return to financial agent) or subsection 476.81(1) (failure to provide Chief Electoral Officer with declaration re: nomination campaign return);

    • (l) being the financial agent of a nomination contestant, knowingly contravenes subsection 476.75(10) or (15) (failure to provide report on payment of claim);

    • (m) being the financial agent of a nomination contestant, knowingly contravenes subsection 476.75(11) or (12) (failure to provide updated version of statement of unpaid claims);

    • (n) being the financial agent of a nomination contestant, knowingly fails to comply with a requirement of the Chief Electoral Officer under subsection 476.75(14);

    • (o) being the financial agent of a nomination contestant, knowingly contravenes section 476.76 (failure to pay the value of contributions that cannot be returned);

    • (p) being a person, knowingly contravenes section 476.79 (acting as auditor when ineligible to do so);

    • (q) being the financial agent of a nomination contestant, knowingly contravenes subsection 476.83(3) (failure to provide corrected or revised document within specified period);

    • (r) being a nomination contestant or the financial agent of one, knowingly contravenes subsection 476.85(3) (failure to provide corrected or revised document within 30-day period or any extension of that period);

    • (r.1) being a nomination contestant, contravenes section 476.891 (sending false or misleading declaration);

    • (s) being the financial agent of a nomination contestant, contravenes paragraph 476.9(a) or knowingly contravenes paragraph 476.9(b) (providing document that contains false or misleading information or that is substantially incomplete); or

    • (t) being the financial agent of a nomination contestant, knowingly contravenes subsection 476.92(2) or (3) or section 476.93 (failure to dispose of surplus nomination campaign funds).

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 99
  • 2018, c. 20, s. 10
  • 2018, c. 31, ss. 342, 399

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