Canada Elections Act
Marginal note:Publication of electoral campaign returns and election expense returns
412 (1) The Chief Electoral Officer shall, in the manner that he or she considers appropriate, publish the original election expenses returns of registered parties and electoral campaign returns of candidates and any updated versions of those returns
(a) in the case of an original return, within one year after the issue of a writ for an election; and
(b) in the case of an updated return, as soon as practicable after he or she receives it.
Marginal note:Publication of returns on financial transactions
(2) The Chief Electoral Officer shall, as soon as practicable after receiving them, in the manner that he or she considers appropriate, publish
(a) the returns on financial transactions of registered parties and registered associations, and any updated versions of them;
(b) the leadership campaign returns of leadership contestants and the returns in respect of contributions of leadership contestants required under subsection 435.31(1) or (2), any updated versions of them and any statements containing information with respect to contributions referred to in paragraph 435.06(2)(d); and
(c) the nomination campaign returns of nomination contestants and any updated versions of them.
Marginal note:Summary of return on candidates’ election expenses
(3) As soon as practicable after receiving an electoral campaign return for each candidate in an electoral district, the Chief Electoral Officer shall, in the manner that he or she considers appropriate, publish a summary report or updated version of one which shall include the maximum election expenses allowed for the electoral district and, for each candidate,
(a) the total election expenses;
(b) the total personal expenses;
(c) the number of contributors and the total amount of contributions received;
(d) the name of the official agent;
(e) the name of the auditor; and
(f) if it applies, an indication that the auditor’s report on a return was qualified.
Marginal note:Publication of returns and statements of expenses of deregistered parties
(4) As soon as practicable after receiving a return on financial transactions under subparagraph 392(a)(i) from a deregistered political party, the Chief Electoral Officer shall publish it in the manner that he or she considers appropriate.
- 2000, c. 9, s. 412
- 2003, c. 19, s. 30
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