428. [Repealed, 2003, c. 19, s. 37]
Election Expenses Reporting
Marginal note:Return on election expenses
429. (1) For a general election, the chief agent of a registered party shall provide the Chief Electoral Officer with
(a) an election expenses return on the registered party’s general election expenses in the general election that substantially is in the prescribed form;
(b) the auditor’s report referred to in subsection 430(1) on that return; and
(c) a declaration by the chief agent concerning those election expenses, in the prescribed form.
Marginal note:Contents of return
(2) An election expenses return must set out as an election expense each of
(a) the expenses incurred by the registered party, whether paid or unpaid; and
(b) the non-monetary contributions used by the registered party.
Marginal note:Period for providing documents
(3) The chief agent of a registered party shall provide the documents referred to in subsection (1) to the Chief Electoral Officer within six months after the polling day for the general election.
Marginal note:Auditor’s report on return on election expenses
430. (1) As soon as practicable after a general election, the auditor of a registered party shall report to its chief agent on its return on general election expenses and shall make any examination in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards that will enable the auditor to give an opinion in the report as to whether the return presents fairly the information contained in the financial records on which the return is based.
(2) An auditor shall include in the report under subsection (1) any statement the auditor considers necessary if
(a) the return that is the subject of the report does not present fairly the information contained in the financial records on which the return is based;
(b) the auditor has not received from registered agents or officers of the party all the required information and explanation; or
(c) based on the examination, it appears that proper accounting records have not been kept by the registered party.
Marginal note:Right of access
(3) The auditor for a registered party shall have access at any reasonable time to all documents of the registered party, and may require the registered agents and officers of the party to provide any information or explanation that, in the auditor’s opinion, may be necessary to enable the auditor to prepare the report.
- 2000, c. 9, s. 430;
- 2003, c. 19, s. 38.
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