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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 480 from 2019-06-13 to 2023-10-31:


Marginal note:Obstruction, etc., of electoral process

  •  (1) Every person is guilty of an offence who, with the intention of delaying or obstructing the electoral process, contravenes this Act, otherwise than by committing an offence under subsection (2) or section 480.1, 481, 482 or 482.1 or contravening a provision referred to in any of sections 484 to 499.

  • Marginal note:Public meetings

    (2) Every person is guilty of an offence who, at any time between the issue of a writ and the day after polling day at the election, acts, incites others to act or conspires to act in a disorderly manner with the intention of preventing the transaction of the business of a public meeting called for the purposes of the election.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 480
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 321
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