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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 480.1 from 2019-06-13 to 2024-05-01:


Marginal note:Impersonation

  •  (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.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (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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