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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 404 from 2003-01-01 to 2003-12-31:

Marginal note:Ineligible contributors

  •  (1) The following are not eligible to make a contribution to a registered party, to one of its trust funds, to an electoral district association or to a candidate:

    • (a) a person who is not a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;

    • (b) a corporation or an association that does not carry on business in Canada;

    • (c) a trade union that does not hold bargaining rights for employees in Canada;

    • (d) a foreign political party; and

    • (e) a foreign government or an agent of one.

  • Marginal note:Return of contribution or payment to Receiver General

    (2) Where a contribution is received from an ineligible contributor, the chief agent of the registered party or official agent of the candidate, as the case may be, shall, within 30 days after becoming aware of the ineligibility, return the contribution unused to the contributor or, if that is not possible, pay the amount of it or, in the case of a non-monetary contribution, an amount of money equal to its value, to the Chief Electoral Officer who shall forward that amount to the Receiver General.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 404
  • 2001, c. 27, s. 214

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