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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 478.3 from 2014-12-19 to 2024-05-28:


Marginal note:Contents of application

  •  (1) An application for registration as a leadership contestant shall include the following:

    • (a) the name of the leadership contestant;

    • (b) the address of the place where the records of the leadership contestant are maintained and to which communications may be addressed;

    • (c) the name and address of the leadership contestant’s auditor; and

    • (d) the name and address of the leadership contestant’s financial agent.

  • Marginal note:Accompanying documents

    (2) The application shall be accompanied by the following:

    • (a) the signed consent of the financial agent to act in that capacity;

    • (b) the signed consent of the auditor to act in that capacity;

    • (c) a declaration signed by the chief agent of the registered party holding the leadership contest certifying that the party accepts the applicant as a leadership contestant; and

    • (d) a statement containing the information referred to in paragraphs 478.8(2)(d) to (g) with respect to contributions received and loans incurred before the first day of the leadership contest.

  • Marginal note:Examination of application

    (3) The Chief Electoral Officer shall register a leadership contestant who meets the requirements set out in subsections (1) and (2). In the case of a refusal to register, the Chief Electoral Officer shall indicate which of those requirements have not been met.

  • 2003, c. 19, s. 57
  • 2004, c. 24, s. 20
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86

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