Canada Elections Act
Marginal note:Election expenses
376 (1) An election expense is any of the following:
(a) any cost incurred, or non-monetary contribution received, by a registered party or a candidate, to the extent that the property or service that the cost was incurred for or that was received as a non-monetary contribution is used to directly promote or oppose a registered party, its leader or a candidate during an election period; and
(b) any acceptance by a registered party or a candidate of a provision of goods or services that is permitted under subsection 364(2), to the extent that the goods or services are used to directly promote or oppose a registered party, its leader or a candidate during an election period.
Marginal note:Exclusions — certain fundraising and nominations
(2) Expenses for a fundraising activity and expenses to directly promote the nomination of a person as a candidate or the selection of a person as leader of a registered party, other than expenses referred to in paragraphs (3)(a) and (b) that are related to such fundraising and promotional activities, are not election expenses under subsection (1).
(3) An election expense referred to in subsection (1) includes a cost incurred for, a non-monetary contribution in relation to, or a provision of goods and services in relation to,
(a) the production of advertising or promotional material;
(b) the distribution, broadcast or publication of such material in any media or by any other means during the election period, including by the use of a capital asset;
(c) the payment of remuneration and expenses to or on behalf of a person for their services as an official agent or registered agent or in any other capacity;
(d) securing a meeting space or the supply of light refreshments at meetings;
(e) any product or service provided by a government, a Crown corporation or any other public agency; and
(f) the conduct of election surveys or other surveys or research during an election period.
Marginal note:Exclusion — accessibility expenses
(3.1) An accessibility expense of a registered party or a candidate, as the case may be, is not an election expense of that party or candidate.
Definition of cost incurred
(4) In subsection (1), cost incurred means an expense that is incurred by a registered party or a candidate, whether it is paid or unpaid.
- 2000, c. 9, s. 376
- 2003, c. 19, s. 10
- 2014, c. 12, s. 86
- 2018, c. 31, s. 245
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