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Political Activities Regulations

Version of section 3 from 2006-03-22 to 2012-11-13:

  •  (1) A request for permission from the Commission to seek nomination as a candidate, referred to in subsection 114(1) or (2) or section 115 of the Act, or a request for leave of absence without pay, referred to in subsection 114(3) of the Act, must be submitted to the Commission no later than 30 days before the date by which the applicant requires a decision from the Commission.

  • (2) For the purposes of subsection (1), a request is deemed to have been submitted on the day that is,

    • (a) if the request is sent by mail, six days after

      • (i) the date of the postmark or the date of the postage meter impression authorized by the Canada Post Corporation, or

      • (ii) if both the postmark and the postage meter impression appear on the envelope, the date of the later of them;

    • (b) if the request is delivered by hand or by courier service, the date it is delivered; and

    • (c) if the request is sent by electronic means, the date it is transmitted.

  • (3) Failure to make a request before the deadline set out in subsection (1) does not prevent the Commission from considering the request on receipt of the information referred to in section 2, if the delay is due to circumstances beyond the control of the applicant and if the time requested is sufficient for the Commission to consider the request.

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