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

Act current to 2015-05-11 and last amended on 2015-01-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:When contributions forwarded to Receiver General

 If the name of the contributor of a contribution of more than $20 to a nomination contestant, or the name or address of a contributor who has made contributions of a total amount of more than $200 to a nomination contestant, is not known, the nomination contestant’s financial agent shall, without delay, pay an amount of money equal to the value of the contribution to the Chief Electoral Officer, who shall forward it to the Receiver General.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.
Marginal note:Appointment of auditor
  •  (1) A nomination contestant who has accepted contributions of $10,000 or more in total or incurred nomination campaign expenses of $10,000 or more in total shall appoint an auditor without delay.

  • Marginal note:Auditor — eligibility

    (2) Only the following are eligible to be an auditor for a nomination contestant:

    • (a) a person who is a member in good standing of a corporation, association or institute of professional accountants; or

    • (b) a partnership in which every partner is a member in good standing of a corporation, association or institute of professional accountants.

  • Marginal note:Auditor — ineligibility

    (3) The following persons are ineligible to be an auditor:

    • (a) an election officer or a member of the staff of a returning officer;

    • (b) a chief agent of a registered party or an eligible party, or a registered agent of a registered party;

    • (c) a candidate or their official agent;

    • (d) an electoral district agent of a registered association;

    • (e) a leadership contestant or their leadership campaign agent;

    • (f) a nomination contestant or their financial agent; and

    • (g) a financial agent of a registered third party.

  • Marginal note:Notification of appointment

    (4) Every nomination contestant, without delay after an auditor is appointed, shall provide the Chief Electoral Officer with the auditor’s name, address, telephone number and occupation and their signed consent to act in that capacity.

  • Marginal note:New auditor

    (5) If a nomination contestant’s auditor is replaced, the contestant shall, without delay, provide the Chief Electoral Officer with the new auditor’s name, address, telephone number and occupation and their signed consent to act in that capacity.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.
Marginal note:Only one auditor

 A nomination contestant shall have no more than one auditor at a time.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.
Marginal note:Prohibition — auditors

 No person who is ineligible to be an auditor of a nomination contestant shall act in that capacity.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.