Canada Elections Act (S.C. 2000, c. 9)

Act current to 2014-04-02 and last amended on 2014-04-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Reimbursement — final instalment
  •  (1) On receipt of the documents referred to in subsection 451(1), or an update of them under subsection 455(1), 458(1) or 459(1), from a candidate named in a certificate referred to in subsection 464(1), the Chief Electoral Officer shall provide the Receiver General with a certificate that

    • (a) states that the Chief Electoral Officer is satisfied that the candidate and his or her official agent have complied with the requirements of subsection 447(2) and sections 451 to 462;

    • (b) states that the auditor’s report does not include a statement referred to in subsection 453(3);

    • (c) states that the candidate has incurred more than 30% of the election expenses limit provided for in section 440; and

    • (d) sets out the amount of the final instalment of the candidate’s election expenses and personal expenses reimbursement.

  • Marginal note:Calculation of reimbursement

    (2) The amount referred to in paragraph (1)(d) is the lesser of

    • (a) 60% of the sum of the candidate’s paid election expenses and paid personal expenses, less the partial reimbursement made under section 464, and

    • (b) 60% of the election expenses limit provided for in section 440, less the partial reimbursement made under section 464.

  • Marginal note:Payment of final instalment

    (3) On receipt of the certificate, the Receiver General shall pay the amount set out in it out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund to the official agent of the candidate. The payment may be made to the person designated by the official agent.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 465;
  • 2003, c. 19, s. 49.
Marginal note:Audit fee

 On receipt of the documents referred to in subsection 451(1) and, if applicable, those referred to in subsection 455(1), including the auditor’s report, and a copy of the auditor’s invoice for that report, the Chief Electoral Officer shall provide the Receiver General with a certificate that sets out the greater of

  • (a) the amount of the expenses incurred for the audit, up to a maximum of the lesser of 3% of the candidate’s election expenses and $1,500, and

  • (b) $250.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 466;
  • 2003, c. 19, s. 50;
  • 2007, c. 21, s. 35.
Marginal note:Payment

 On receipt of the certificate, the Receiver General shall pay the amount set out in it to the auditor out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 467;
  • 2001, c. 21, s. 23(F);
  • 2003, c. 19, s. 50.
Marginal note:Return of deposit
  •  (1) The Chief Electoral Officer shall provide the Receiver General with a certificate that lists the names of

    • (a) each candidate, including one who has withdrawn under subsection 74(1), who the Chief Electoral Officer is satisfied has provided the documents under section 451 and returned any unused forms referred to in section 477, in accordance with subsection 478(2); and

    • (b) any candidate who has died before the closing of all the polling stations.

  • Marginal note:Payment

    (2) On receipt of the certificate, the Receiver General shall pay out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund the amount of each listed candidate’s nomination deposit to his or her official agent. The payment may be made to the person designated by the official agent.

  • Marginal note:No official agent acting at candidate’s death

    (3) If there is no official agent in the case described in paragraph (1)(b), the Chief Electoral Officer may return the nomination deposit to any person that he or she considers appropriate.

  • Marginal note:Forfeit to Her Majesty

    (4) Any nomination deposit that is not returned under this section is forfeited to Her Majesty in right of Canada.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 468;
  • 2003, c. 19, s. 51.