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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 435.01 from 2004-01-01 to 2012-03-31:

Marginal note:Quarterly allowance

  •  (1) The Chief Electoral Officer shall determine, for each quarter of a calendar year, an allowance payable to a registered party whose candidates for the most recent general election preceding that quarter received at that election at least

    • (a) 2% of the number of valid votes cast; or

    • (b) 5% of the number of valid votes cast in the electoral districts in which the registered party endorsed a candidate.

  • Marginal note:Computation of fund

    (2) An allowance fund for a quarter is the product of

    • (a) $0.4375 multiplied by the number of valid votes cast in the election referred to in subsection (1), and

    • (b) the inflation adjustment factor determined under subsection 405.1(1) that is in effect for that quarter.

  • Marginal note:Computation of party’s allowance

    (3) Each such registered party’s allowance for a quarter is that part of the allowance fund for that quarter that corresponds to its percentage of valid votes cast in the election mentioned in subsection (1).

  • Marginal note:Merger of parties

    (4) A merged party is entitled to the aggregate of the allowances to which the merging parties of which it is composed would have been entitled had they not merged.

  • 2003, c. 19, s. 40
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