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

Act current to 2015-08-30 and last amended on 2015-08-02. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Prohibition — accepting contributions, borrowing
  •  (1) No person or entity, other than the financial agent of a nomination contestant, shall accept contributions to the contestant’s nomination campaign or borrow money on the contestant’s behalf under section 373.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — accepting goods, services or funds or transferring funds

    (2) No person or entity, other than the financial agent of a nomination contestant, shall, on the contestant’s behalf,

    • (a) accept a provision of goods or services, or a transfer of funds, if the provision or transfer is permitted under section 364; or

    • (b) transfer funds, if the transfer is permitted under that section.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — accepting certain transfers of funds

    (3) No financial agent of a nomination contestant shall, on the contestant’s behalf, accept a transfer of funds from a registered party or registered association.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — paying nomination campaign expenses

    (4) No person or entity, other than the financial agent of a nomination contestant, shall pay the contestant’s nomination campaign expenses, other than personal expenses.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — incurring nomination campaign expenses

    (5) Subject to section 348.02, no person or entity, other than the nomination contestant or their financial agent, shall incur the contestant’s nomination campaign expenses.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — paying contestant’s personal expenses

    (6) No person or entity, other than the nomination contestant or their financial agent, shall pay the contestant’s personal expenses.

  • 2014, c. 12, ss. 86, 155.
Marginal note:Limits on expenses

 The limit for nomination campaign expenses — other than personal expenses — that is allowed for a nomination contestant in an electoral district is the amount

  • (a) that is 20% of the election expenses limit that was calculated under section 477.49 for that electoral district during the immediately preceding general election, if the boundaries for the electoral district have not changed since then; or

  • (b) that the Chief Electoral Officer determines, in any other case.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.
Marginal note:Prohibition — expenses more than maximum
  •  (1) No nomination contestant and no financial agent of a nomination contestant shall incur total nomination campaign expenses — other than personal expenses — in an amount that is more than the limit allowed for that electoral district under section 476.67.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — collusion

    (2) No person or entity shall

    • (a) circumvent, or attempt to circumvent, the limit referred to in section 476.67; or

    • (b) act in collusion with another person or entity for that purpose.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.