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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 512 from 2006-12-12 to 2019-03-31:

Marginal note:Director’s consent required

  •  (1) No prosecution for an offence under this Act may be instituted by a person other than the Director of Public Prosecutions without the Director’s prior written consent.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to an offence in relation to which an election officer has taken measures under subsection 479(3).

  • Marginal note:Proof of consent

    (3) Every document purporting to be the Director’s consent under subsection (1) is deemed to be that consent unless it is called into question by the Director or by someone acting for the Director or for Her Majesty.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 512
  • 2006, c. 9, s. 131

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