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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 511 from 2006-12-12 to 2019-03-31:

Marginal note:Director of Public Prosecutions may prosecute

  •  (1) If the Commissioner believes on reasonable grounds that an offence under this Act has been committed, the Commissioner may refer the matter to the Director of Public Prosecutions who shall decide whether to initiate a prosecution.

  • Marginal note:Information

    (2) If the Director decides to initiate a prosecution, the Director shall request the Commissioner to cause an information in writing and under oath or solemn declaration to be laid before a justice, as defined in section 2 of the Criminal Code.

  • Marginal note:Search and seizure

    (3) For the purposes of section 487 of the Criminal Code, any person charged by the Commissioner with duties relating to the administration or enforcement of this Act is deemed to be a public officer.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 511
  • 2003, c. 19, s. 62
  • 2006, c. 9, s. 130

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