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

Act current to 2017-11-20 and last amended on 2016-01-01. Previous Versions

DIVISION 4Nomination Contestants

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Division.

personal expenses

dépense personnelle

personal expenses means the expenses of a personal nature that are reasonably incurred by or on behalf of a nomination contestant in relation to their nomination campaign and includes

  • (a) travel and living expenses;

  • (b) childcare expenses;

  • (c) expenses relating to the provision of care for a person with a physical or mental incapacity for whom the contestant normally provides such care; and

  • (d) in the case of a contestant who has a disability, additional expenses that are related to the disability. (dépense personnelle)

selection date

date de désignation

selection date means the date on which a nomination contest is decided. (date de désignation)

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 476;
  • 2003, c. 19, s. 56;
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.

SUBDIVISION ANomination Contest Report

Marginal note:Notice of nomination contest
  •  (1) When a nomination contest is held, the registered party, or the registered association if the contest was held by the registered association, shall, within 30 days after the selection date, file with the Chief Electoral Officer a report setting out

    • (a) the name of the electoral district, the registered association and the registered party that the nomination contest concerns;

    • (b) the date on which the nomination contest began and the selection date;

    • (c) the name and address of each nomination contestant as of the selection date and of their financial agent; and

    • (d) the name of the person selected in the nomination contest.

  • Marginal note:Notice

    (2) The Chief Electoral Officer shall, in the manner that he or she considers appropriate, communicate to each nomination contestant the information related to that contestant that was reported under subsection (1).

  • Marginal note:Publication

    (3) The Chief Electoral Officer shall, in the manner that he or she considers appropriate, publish a notice containing the information referred to in subsection (1).

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.
Marginal note:Deeming

 For the purposes of Division 1 of this Part and this Division, a nomination contestant is deemed to have been a nomination contestant from the time they accept a contribution, incur a nomination campaign expense or borrow money under section 373.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.
Marginal note:Duty to appoint financial agent

 A nomination contestant shall appoint a financial agent before accepting a contribution or incurring a nomination campaign expense.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.
Marginal note:Financial agent — ineligibility
  •  (1) The following persons are ineligible to be the financial agent of a nomination contestant:

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

    • (b) a candidate or a nomination contestant;

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

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

    • (e) an undischarged bankrupt; and

    • (f) a person who does not have full capacity to enter into contracts in the province in which the person ordinarily resides.

  • Marginal note:If partnership appointed as auditor

    (2) A person may be appointed as financial agent for a nomination contestant even if the person is a member of a partnership that has been appointed as an auditor, in accordance with this Act, for the registered party.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.
Marginal note:Consent

 A nomination contestant shall obtain from the financial agent, on appointment, their signed consent to act in that capacity.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.
Marginal note:Replacement of financial agent

 In the event of the death, incapacity, resignation or ineligibility of the financial agent, or the revocation of the appointment of one, the nomination contestant shall without delay appoint a replacement.

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

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

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

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

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.
Marginal note:Changes in reported information
  •  (1) Within 30 days after a change in the information referred to in paragraph 476.1(1)(c) in respect of a nomination contestant, the nomination contestant shall report the change in writing to the Chief Electoral Officer.

  • Marginal note:New financial agent

    (2) If the report involves the replacement of the nomination contestant’s financial agent, it shall include a copy of the signed consent referred to in section 476.5.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.

SUBDIVISION BFinancial Administration of Nomination Contestants

Powers, Duties and Functions of Financial Agent

Marginal note:Duty of financial agent

 A nomination contestant’s financial agent is responsible for administering the contestant’s financial transactions for their nomination campaign and for reporting on those transactions in accordance with this Act.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.
Marginal note:Bank account
  •  (1) A nomination contestant’s financial agent shall open, for the sole purpose of the contestant’s nomination campaign, a separate bank account in a Canadian financial institution as defined in section 2 of the Bank Act, or in an authorized foreign bank as defined in that section that is not subject to the restrictions and requirements referred to in subsection 524(2) of that Act.

  • Marginal note:Account holder name

    (2) The account shall name the account holder as follows: “(name of financial agent), financial agent”.

  • Marginal note:Payments and receipts

    (3) All of a nomination contestant’s financial transactions in relation to the contestant’s nomination campaign that involve the payment or receipt of money are to be paid from or deposited to the account.

  • Marginal note:Closure of bank account

    (4) After the selection date or the withdrawal or death of the nomination contestant, the contestant’s financial agent shall close the account once all unpaid claims and surplus nomination campaign funds have been dealt with in accordance with this Act.

  • Marginal note:Final statement of bank account

    (5) The financial agent shall, on closing the account, provide the Chief Electoral Officer with the final statement of the account.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86.
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.
 
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