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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 435.42 from 2004-01-01 to 2014-12-18:

Marginal note:Destruction of documents — judge

  •  (1) A leadership contestant or his or her financial agent may apply to a judge who is competent to conduct a recount for an order relieving the financial agent from the obligation to provide a document referred to in subsection 435.3(1) or 435.35(1). The contestant or financial agent shall notify the Chief Electoral Officer that the application has been made.

  • Marginal note:Grounds

    (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 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.

  • 2003, c. 19, s. 40

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