Canada Elections Act
480.1 (1) Every person is guilty of an offence who, with intent to mislead, falsely represents themselves to be, or causes anyone to falsely represent themselves to be,
(a) the Chief Electoral Officer, a member of the Chief Electoral Officer’s staff or a person who is authorized to act on the Chief Electoral Officer’s behalf;
(b) an election officer or a person who is authorized to act on an election officer’s behalf;
(c) a person who is authorized to act on behalf of the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer;
(d) a person who is authorized to act on behalf of a registered party or a registered association; or
(e) a candidate or a person who is authorized to act on a candidate’s behalf.
(2) A person does not commit an offence under subsection (1) if they establish that the representation was manifestly for the purpose of parody or satire.
- 2014, c. 12, s. 88
- 2018, c. 31, s. 322
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