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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 514 from 2014-06-19 to 2024-05-28:


Marginal note:Limitation period

  •  (1) Proceedings in respect of an offence under a provision set out in subsection 500(1) may be commenced at any time within, but not later than, six years after the day on which the subject-matter of the proceedings arose.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) Despite subsection (1), if a prosecution cannot be instituted because the offender has left the jurisdiction of the court, the prosecution may be instituted within one year after the offender’s return.

  • Marginal note:No limitation period

    (3) Proceedings in respect of an offence under a provision set out in any of subsections 500(2) to (5) may be commenced at any time.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 514
  • 2003, c. 19, s. 63
  • 2006, c. 9, s. 59
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 109

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