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

Act current to 2014-06-12 and last amended on 2014-04-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Campaigning in public places
  •  (1) No person who is in control of a building, land, street or any other place, any part of which is open without charge to members of the public, whether on a continuous, periodic or occasional basis — including any commercial, business, cultural, historical, educational, religious, governmental, entertainment or recreational place — may prevent a candidate or his or her representative from campaigning in or on that part when it is open without charge to members of the public.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of a place if campaigning in or on it would be incompatible with the function and purpose of the place or inconsistent with public safety.

  • 2007, c. 21, s. 12.

Obligations of Candidates

Marginal note:Definition of candidate

 For the purposes of sections 83 to 88 and 90, a candidate is deemed to have been a candidate from the time he or she accepts a contribution or incurs an electoral campaign expense referred to in section 406.

Marginal note:Appointment of official agent
  •  (1) A candidate shall appoint an official agent before accepting a contribution or incurring an electoral campaign expense.

  • Marginal note:Appointment of auditor

    (2) A candidate shall appoint an auditor on appointing an official agent.

Marginal note:Official agent — ineligible persons

 The following persons are not eligible to be an official agent:

  • (a) a candidate;

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

  • (b.1) an undischarged bankrupt;

  • (c) an auditor appointed as required by this Act;

  • (d) a person who is not qualified as an elector; and

  • (e) a person who does not have the capacity to enter into contracts in the province in which he or she ordinarily resides.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 84;
  • 2003, c. 19, s. 3.
Marginal note:Auditor — eligibility
  •  (1) The following are eligible to be an auditor for a candidate:

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

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

  • Marginal note:Auditor — ineligible persons

    (2) The following persons are not eligible to be an auditor for a candidate:

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

    • (b) the candidate or any other candidate;

    • (c) the official agent of the candidate or any other candidate;

    • (d) the chief agent of a registered party or an eligible party;

    • (e) a registered agent of a registered party;

    • (f) electoral district agents of registered associations;

    • (g) leadership contestants and their leadership campaign agents;

    • (h) nomination contestants and their financial agents; and

    • (i) financial agents of registered third parties.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 85;
  • 2003, c. 19, s. 4.