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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 384.1 from 2018-12-21 to 2022-09-22:


Marginal note:Definition of regulated fundraising event

  •  (1) In this Division, regulated fundraising event means an event

    • (a) that is organized for the financial benefit of

      • (i) a registered party that is represented in the House of Commons on the day the event occurs or, if Parliament is dissolved, on the date of dissolution, or

      • (ii) a registered association, nomination contestant, candidate or leadership contestant of a registered party described in subparagraph (i); and

    • (b) that is attended by

      • (i) a leader, interim leader or leadership contestant of the registered party for whose financial benefit the event is organized or the registered party described in subparagraph (a)(ii), or a minister of the Crown or minister of state who is a member of the registered party for whose financial benefit the event is organized or the registered party described in that subparagraph, and

      • (ii) at least one person who, in order to attend it, is required

        • (A) to have made a contribution or contributions of a total amount of more than $200 to the registered party or any of its registered associations, nomination contestants, candidates or leadership contestants, or to any combination of them, or to be the guest of a person who has made such a contribution or contributions, or

        • (B) to have paid more than $200, the amount including a contribution to the registered party or any of its registered associations, nomination contestants, candidates or leadership contestants, or to any combination of them, or to be the guest of a person who has made such a payment.

  • Marginal note:Exclusion — conventions and leadership contestant debates

    (2) Despite subsection (1), a regulated fundraising event does not include a convention, including a leadership convention, of a registered party referred to in subparagraph (1)(a)(i), or a leadership contestants’ debate.

  • Marginal note:Inclusion — fundraising events that are part of conventions

    (3) Despite subsection (2), a regulated fundraising event includes an event that is part of a convention referred to in that subsection if the event is attended by at least one person who, in order to attend it, is required

    • (a) to make a contribution or contributions — in addition to any amount that they were required to pay to attend the convention — of a total amount of more than $200 to the registered party or any of its registered associations, nomination contestants, candidates or leadership contestants, or to any combination of them, or to be the guest of a person who has made such a contribution or contributions; or

    • (b) to pay more than $200 — in addition to any amount that they were required to pay to attend the convention — to attend the event, the amount including a contribution to the registered party or any of its registered associations, nomination contestants, candidates or leadership contestants, or to any combination of them, or to be the guest of a person who has made such a payment.

  • Marginal note:Exclusion — contributor appreciation events

    (4) Despite subsection (3), a regulated fundraising event does not include any event that is part of a convention referred to in subsection (2) and that is organized to express appreciation for persons who have made a contribution to the registered party or any of its registered associations, nomination contestants, candidates or leadership contestants.

  • 2004, c. 24, s. 16
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86
  • 2018, c. 20, s. 2
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