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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 461 from 2004-01-01 to 2014-12-18:

Marginal note:Recourse of candidate for fault of official agent

 A candidate may apply to a judge who is competent to conduct a recount for an order that relieves the candidate from any liability or consequence under this or any other Act in relation to an act or omission of the candidate’s official agent, if the candidate establishes that

  • (a) it occurred without his or her knowledge or acquiesence; or

  • (b) he or she exercised all due diligence to avoid its occurrence.

The candidate or his or her official agent shall notify the Chief Electoral Officer that the application has been made.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 461
  • 2003, c. 19, s. 47

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