E-3.3 - Election Act

Full text
88. Sums of money donated to an authorized entity and services rendered and goods furnished to it free of charge for political purposes are contributions.
The following are not contributions:
(1)  volunteer work performed personally and voluntarily, the result of such work and the use of a personal vehicle for that purpose, provided they are performed or provided without compensation and for no consideration;
(2)  (subparagraph repealed);
(3)  amounts paid to an authorized entity under any legislative provision;
(4)  a loan granted for political purposes by an elector, in accordance with sections 105 and 105.1, or a bank, authorized trust company or financial services cooperative at the current market rate of interest at the time it is granted;
(4.1)  a suretyship contracted by an elector in accordance with sections 105 and 105.1;
(5)  an annual amount of not over $25 paid by a natural person as dues of membership in a political party;
(6)  an entrance fee to a political activity, where the fee does not exceed the real cost of this activity by more than 5%, up to one admission per person. The sums that exceed the real cost of the activity by more than 5% must be remitted to the Chief Electoral Officer, within 30 days of the Chief Electoral Officer’s request, who then remits the sums to the Minister of Finance;
(6.1)  ancillary revenue collected at a political or fundraising activity in accordance with the Chief Electoral Officer’s directives;
(7)  air time on the radio or television or space in a newspaper, periodical or other printed matter made available free of charge outside an election period by any radio, television or cable broadcaster or any owner of a newspaper, periodical or other printed matter to authorized political parties, provided he offers such service equitably as to quality and quantity to the parties represented in the National Assembly and to the parties which received at least 3% of the valid votes in the last general election;
(8)  transfers of funds between
(a)  the various authorized party authorities;
(b)  an authorized party and any of its authorized party authorities; or
(c)  an authorized party, any of its authorized party authorities and the official agent of an official candidate of the party;
(9)  the payment to the official representative of the party by a leadership candidate of the cost of goods and services furnished in accordance with section 417 referred to in section 127.11;
(10)  remaining sums of money transferred in accordance with section 127.18.
A political activity is an activity held by an authorized entity that is not aimed at raising funds for the entity.
1989, c. 1, s. 88; 1992, c. 38, s. 16; 1999, c. 40, s. 116; 2000, c. 29, s. 646; 2008, c. 22, s. 21; 2010, c. 32, s. 2; 2011, c. 38, s. 2; 2012, c. 26, s. 7; 2016, c. 182016, c. 18, s. 4; 2018, c. 23 2018, c. 23, s. 762.
88. Sums of money donated to an authorized entity and services rendered and goods furnished to it free of charge for political purposes are contributions.
The following are not contributions:
(1)  volunteer work performed personally and voluntarily, the result of such work and the use of a personal vehicle for that purpose, provided they are performed or provided without compensation and for no consideration;
(2)  (subparagraph repealed);
(3)  amounts paid to an authorized entity under any legislative provision;
(4)  a loan granted for political purposes by an elector, in accordance with sections 105 and 105.1, or a bank, trust company or financial services cooperative at the current market rate of interest at the time it is granted;
(4.1)  a suretyship contracted by an elector in accordance with sections 105 and 105.1;
(5)  an annual amount of not over $25 paid by a natural person as dues of membership in a political party;
(6)  an entrance fee to a political activity, where the fee does not exceed the real cost of this activity by more than 5%, up to one admission per person. The sums that exceed the real cost of the activity by more than 5% must be remitted to the Chief Electoral Officer, within 30 days of the Chief Electoral Officer’s request, who then remits the sums to the Minister of Finance;
(6.1)  ancillary revenue collected at a political or fundraising activity in accordance with the Chief Electoral Officer’s directives;
(7)  air time on the radio or television or space in a newspaper, periodical or other printed matter made available free of charge outside an election period by any radio, television or cable broadcaster or any owner of a newspaper, periodical or other printed matter to authorized political parties, provided he offers such service equitably as to quality and quantity to the parties represented in the National Assembly and to the parties which received at least 3% of the valid votes in the last general election;
(8)  transfers of funds between
(a)  the various authorized party authorities;
(b)  an authorized party and any of its authorized party authorities; or
(c)  an authorized party, any of its authorized party authorities and the official agent of an official candidate of the party;
(9)  the payment to the official representative of the party by a leadership candidate of the cost of goods and services furnished in accordance with section 417 referred to in section 127.11;
(10)  remaining sums of money transferred in accordance with section 127.18.
A political activity is an activity held by an authorized entity that is not aimed at raising funds for the entity.
1989, c. 1, s. 88; 1992, c. 38, s. 16; 1999, c. 40, s. 116; 2000, c. 29, s. 646; 2008, c. 22, s. 21; 2010, c. 32, s. 2; 2011, c. 38, s. 2; 2012, c. 26, s. 7; 2016, c. 182016, c. 18, s. 4.
88. Sums of money donated to an authorized entity and services rendered and goods furnished to it free of charge for political purposes are contributions.
The following are not contributions:
(1)  volunteer work performed personally and voluntarily, the result of such work and the use of a personal vehicle for that purpose, provided they are performed or provided without compensation and for no consideration;
(2)  (subparagraph repealed);
(3)  amounts paid to an authorized entity under any legislative provision;
(4)  a loan granted for political purposes by an elector or a bank, trust company or financial services cooperative at the current market rate of interest at the time it is granted, or a guarantee granted by an elector as surety;
(5)  an annual amount of not over $25 paid by a natural person as dues of membership in a political party;
(6)  an entrance fee to a political activity, where the fee does not exceed the real cost of this activity by more than 5%, up to one admission per person. The sums that exceed the real cost of the activity by more than 5% must be remitted to the Chief Electoral Officer, within 30 days of the Chief Electoral Officer’s request, who then remits the sums to the Minister of Finance;
(6.1)  ancillary revenue collected at a political or fundraising activity in accordance with the Chief Electoral Officer’s directives;
(7)  air time on the radio or television or space in a newspaper, periodical or other printed matter made available free of charge outside an election period by any radio, television or cable broadcaster or any owner of a newspaper, periodical or other printed matter to authorized political parties, provided he offers such service equitably as to quality and quantity to the parties represented in the National Assembly and to the parties which received at least 3% of the valid votes in the last general election;
(8)  transfers of funds between
(a)  the various authorized party authorities;
(b)  an authorized party and any of its authorized party authorities; or
(c)  an authorized party, any of its authorized party authorities and the official agent of an official candidate of the party;
(9)  the payment to the official representative of the party by a leadership candidate of the cost of goods and services furnished in accordance with section 417 referred to in section 127.11;
(10)  remaining sums of money transferred in accordance with section 127.18.
A political activity is an activity held by an authorized entity that is not aimed at raising funds for the entity.
1989, c. 1, s. 88; 1992, c. 38, s. 16; 1999, c. 40, s. 116; 2000, c. 29, s. 646; 2008, c. 22, s. 21; 2010, c. 32, s. 2; 2011, c. 38, s. 2; 2012, c. 26, s. 7; 2016, c. 182016, c. 18, s. 4.
88. Sums of money donated to an authorized entity and services rendered and goods furnished to it free of charge for political purposes are contributions.
The following are not contributions:
(1)  volunteer work, the goods or services produced by such work and the use of a personal vehicle supplied for no consideration for that purpose;
(2)  (subparagraph repealed);
(3)  amounts paid to an authorized entity under any legislative provision;
(4)  a loan granted for political purposes by an elector or a bank, trust company or financial services cooperative at the current market rate of interest at the time it is granted, or a guarantee granted by an elector as surety;
(5)  an annual amount of not over $25 paid by a natural person as dues of membership in a political party;
(6)  an entrance fee to a political activity, where the fee does not exceed the real cost of this activity by more than 5%, up to one admission per person. The sums that exceed the real cost of the activity by more than 5% must be remitted to the Chief Electoral Officer, within 30 days of the Chief Electoral Officer’s request, who then remits the sums to the Minister of Finance;
(6.1)  ancillary revenue collected at a political or fundraising activity in accordance with the Chief Electoral Officer’s directives;
(7)  air time on the radio or television or space in a newspaper, periodical or other printed matter made available free of charge outside an election period by any radio, television or cable broadcaster or any owner of a newspaper, periodical or other printed matter to authorized political parties, provided he offers such service equitably as to quality and quantity to the parties represented in the National Assembly and to the parties which received at least 3% of the valid votes in the last general election;
(8)  transfers of funds between
(a)  the various authorized party authorities;
(b)  an authorized party and any of its authorized party authorities; or
(c)  an authorized party, any of its authorized party authorities and the official agent of an official candidate of the party;
(9)  the payment to the official representative of the party by a leadership candidate of the cost of goods and services furnished in accordance with section 417 referred to in section 127.11;
(10)  remaining sums of money transferred in accordance with section 127.18.
A political activity is an activity held by an authorized entity that is not aimed at raising funds for the entity.
1989, c. 1, s. 88; 1992, c. 38, s. 16; 1999, c. 40, s. 116; 2000, c. 29, s. 646; 2008, c. 22, s. 21; 2010, c. 32, s. 2; 2011, c. 38, s. 2; 2012, c. 26, s. 7.
88. Sums of money donated to an authorized entity and services rendered and goods furnished to it free of charge for political purposes are contributions.
The following are not contributions:
(1)  volunteer work, the goods or services produced by such work and the use of a personal vehicle supplied for no consideration for that purpose;
(2)  (subparagraph repealed);
(3)  amounts paid to a political party under any Act, and reimbursements and advances on reimbursements of election expenses contemplated in Chapter VI of Title IV;
(4)  a loan granted for political purposes by an elector or a bank, trust company or financial services cooperative at the current market rate of interest at the time it is granted, or a guarantee granted by an elector as surety;
(5)  an annual amount of not over $50 paid by a natural person as dues of membership in a political party;
(6)  at the option of the official representative of an authorized entity, applied equally to all the participants, an entrance fee to a political activity or rally, where the fee is not over $60 per day, up to one admission per person; the total amount collected must not exceed 3% of the total contributions collected by the entity in the period covered by a financial report; in the case of a party, that percentage applies to the total sum of the amounts collected by the party and by each of its party authorities;
(6.1)  ancillary revenue collected at a political activity or rally in accordance with the Chief Electoral Officer’s directives;
(7)  air time on the radio or television or space in a newspaper, periodical or other printed matter made available free of charge outside an election period by any radio, television or cable broadcaster or any owner of a newspaper, periodical or other printed matter to authorized political parties, provided he offers such service equitably as to quality and quantity to the parties represented in the National Assembly and to the parties which received at least 3% of the valid votes in the last general election;
(8)  transfers of funds between
(a)  the various authorized party authorities;
(b)  an authorized party and any of its authorized party authorities; or
(c)  an authorized party, any of its authorized party authorities and the official agent of an official candidate of the party;
(9)  the payment to the official representative of the party by a leadership candidate of the cost of goods and services furnished in accordance with section 417 referred to in section 127.11;
(10)  remaining sums of money transferred in accordance with section 127.18.
1989, c. 1, s. 88; 1992, c. 38, s. 16; 1999, c. 40, s. 116; 2000, c. 29, s. 646; 2008, c. 22, s. 21; 2010, c. 32, s. 2; 2011, c. 38, s. 2.
88. Sums of money donated to an authorized entity and services rendered and goods furnished to it free of charge for political purposes are contributions.
The following are not contributions:
(1)  volunteer work, the goods or services produced by such work and the use of a personal vehicle supplied for no consideration for that purpose;
(2)  (subparagraph repealed);
(3)  amounts paid to a political party under any Act, and reimbursements and advances on reimbursements of election expenses contemplated in Chapter VI of Title IV;
(4)  a loan granted for political purposes by an elector or a bank, trust company or financial services cooperative at the current market rate of interest at the time it is granted, or a guarantee granted by an elector as surety;
(5)  an annual amount of not over $50 paid by a natural person as dues of membership in a political party;
(6)  at the option of the official representative of an authorized entity, applied equally to all the participants, an entrance fee to a political activity or rally, where the fee is not over $60 per day, up to one admission per person; the total amount collected must not exceed 3% of the total contributions collected by the entity in the period covered by a financial report; in the case of a party, that percentage applies to the total sum of the amounts collected by the party and by each of its party authorities;
(6.1)  ancillary revenue collected at a political activity or rally in accordance with the Chief Electoral Officer’s directives;
(7)  air time on the radio or television or space in a newspaper, periodical or other printed matter made available free of charge outside an election period by any radio, television or cable broadcaster or any owner of a newspaper, periodical or other printed matter to authorized political parties, provided he offers such service equitably as to quality and quantity to the parties represented in the National Assembly and to the parties which received at least 3% of the valid votes in the last general election;
(8)  transfers of funds between
(a)  the various authorized party authorities;
(b)  an authorized party and any of its authorized party authorities; or
(c)  an authorized party, any of its authorized party authorities and the official agent of an official candidate of the party.
1989, c. 1, s. 88; 1992, c. 38, s. 16; 1999, c. 40, s. 116; 2000, c. 29, s. 646; 2008, c. 22, s. 21; 2010, c. 32, s. 2.
88. Sums of money donated to an authorized entity and services rendered and goods furnished to it free of charge for political purposes are contributions.
The following are not contributions:
(1)  volunteer work, the goods or services produced by such work and the use of a personal vehicle supplied for no consideration for that purpose;
(2)  anonymous donations collected at a meeting or rally held for political purposes;
(3)  amounts paid to a political party under any Act, and reimbursements and advances on reimbursements of election expenses contemplated in Chapter VI of Title IV;
(4)  a loan granted for political purposes by an elector or a bank, trust company or financial services cooperative at the current market rate of interest at the time it is granted, or a guarantee granted by an elector as surety;
(5)  an annual amount of not over $50 paid by a natural person as dues of membership in a political party;
(6)  at the option of the official representative of an authorized entity, applied equally to all the participants, an entrance fee to a political activity or rally, where the fee is not over $60 per day, up to one admission per person;
(7)  air time on the radio or television or space in a newspaper, periodical or other printed matter made available free of charge outside an election period by any radio, television or cable broadcaster or any owner of a newspaper, periodical or other printed matter to authorized political parties, provided he offers such service equitably as to quality and quantity to the parties represented in the National Assembly and to the parties which received at least 3% of the valid votes in the last general election;
(8)  transfers of funds between
(a)  the various authorized party authorities;
(b)  an authorized party and any of its authorized party authorities; or
(c)  an authorized party, any of its authorized party authorities and the official agent of an official candidate of the party.
1989, c. 1, s. 88; 1992, c. 38, s. 16; 1999, c. 40, s. 116; 2000, c. 29, s. 646; 2008, c. 22, s. 21.
88. Sums of money donated to an authorized entity and services rendered and goods furnished to it free of charge for political purposes are contributions.
The following are not contributions:
(1)  volunteer work and the goods or services produced by such work;
(2)  anonymous donations collected at a meeting or rally held for political purposes;
(3)  amounts paid to a political party under any Act, and reimbursements and advances on reimbursements of election expenses contemplated in Chapter VI of Title IV;
(4)  a loan granted for political purposes by an elector or a bank, trust company or financial services cooperative at the current market rate of interest at the time it is granted, or a guarantee granted by an elector as surety;
(5)  an annual amount of not over $50 paid by a natural person as dues of membership in a political party;
(6)  at the option of the official representative of an authorized entity, applied equally to all the participants, an entrance fee to a political activity or rally, where the fee is not over $60 per day, up to one admission per person;
(7)  air time on the radio or television or space in a newspaper, periodical or other printed matter made available free of charge outside an election period by any radio, television or cable broadcaster or any owner of a newspaper, periodical or other printed matter to authorized political parties, provided he offers such service equitably as to quality and quantity to the parties represented in the National Assembly and to the parties which received at least 3 % of the valid votes in the last general election;
(8)  transfers of funds between
(a)  the various authorized party authorities;
(b)  an authorized party and any of its authorized party authorities; or
(c)  an authorized party, any of its authorized party authorities and the official agent of an official candidate of the party.
1989, c. 1, s. 88; 1992, c. 38, s. 16; 1999, c. 40, s. 116; 2000, c. 29, s. 646.
88. Sums of money donated to an authorized entity and services rendered and goods furnished to it free of charge for political purposes are contributions.
The following are not contributions:
(1)  volunteer work and the goods or services produced by such work;
(2)  anonymous donations collected at a meeting or rally held for political purposes;
(3)  amounts paid to a political party under any Act, and reimbursements and advances on reimbursements of election expenses contemplated in Chapter VI of Title IV;
(4)  a loan granted for political purposes by an elector or a bank, trust company or savings and credit union at the current market rate of interest at the time it is granted, or a guarantee granted by an elector as surety;
(5)  an annual amount of not over $50 paid by a natural person as dues of membership in a political party;
(6)  at the option of the official representative of an authorized entity, applied equally to all the participants, an entrance fee to a political activity or rally, where the fee is not over $60 per day, up to one admission per person;
(7)  air time on the radio or television or space in a newspaper, periodical or other printed matter made available free of charge outside an election period by any radio, television or cable broadcaster or any owner of a newspaper, periodical or other printed matter to authorized political parties, provided he offers such service equitably as to quality and quantity to the parties represented in the National Assembly and to the parties which received at least 3 % of the valid votes in the last general election;
(8)  transfers of funds between
(a)  the various authorized party authorities;
(b)  an authorized party and any of its authorized party authorities; or
(c)  an authorized party, any of its authorized party authorities and the official agent of an official candidate of the party.
1989, c. 1, s. 88; 1992, c. 38, s. 16; 1999, c. 40, s. 116.
88. Sums of money donated to an authorized entity and services rendered and goods furnished to it free of charge for political purposes are deemed to be contributions.
The following are not deemed to be contributions:
(1)  volunteer work and the goods or services produced by such work;
(2)  anonymous donations collected at a meeting or rally held for political purposes;
(3)  amounts paid to a political party under any Act, and reimbursements and advances on reimbursements of election expenses contemplated in Chapter VI of Title IV;
(4)  a loan granted for political purposes by an elector or a bank, trust company or savings and credit union at the current market rate of interest at the time it is granted, or a guarantee granted by an elector as surety;
(5)  an annual amount of not over $50 paid by a natural person as dues of membership in a political party;
(6)  at the option of the official representative of an authorized entity, applied equally to all the participants, an entrance fee to a political activity or rally, where the fee is not over $60 per day, up to one admission per person;
(7)  air time on the radio or television or space in a newspaper, periodical or other printed matter made available free of charge outside an election period by any radio, television or cable broadcaster or any owner of a newspaper, periodical or other printed matter to authorized political parties, provided he offers such service equitably as to quality and quantity to the parties represented in the National Assembly and to the parties which received at least 3 % of the valid votes in the last general election;
(8)  transfers of funds between
(a)  the various authorized party authorities;
(b)  an authorized party and any of its authorized party authorities; or
(c)  an authorized party, any of its authorized party authorities and the official agent of an official candidate of the party.
1989, c. 1, s. 88; 1992, c. 38, s. 16.
88. Sums of money donated to an authorized entity and services rendered and goods furnished to it free of charge for political purposes are deemed to be contributions.
The following are not deemed to be contributions:
(1)  volunteer work and the goods or services produced by such work;
(2)  anonymous donations collected at a meeting or rally held for political purposes;
(3)  amounts paid to a political party under any Act, and reimbursements and advances on reimbursements of election expenses contemplated in Chapter VI of Title IV;
(4)  a loan granted for political purposes by an elector or a bank, trust company or savings and credit union at the current market rate of interest at the time it is granted, or a guarantee granted by an elector as surety;
(5)  an annual amount of not over $25 paid by a natural person as dues of membership in a political party;
(6)  at the option of the official representative of an authorized entity, an entrance fee to a political activity or rally, where the fee is not over $50;
(7)  air time on the radio or television or space in a newspaper, periodical or other printed matter made available free of charge outside an election period by any radio, television or cable broadcaster or any owner of a newspaper, periodical or other printed matter to authorized political parties, provided he offers such service equitably as to quality and quantity to the parties represented in the National Assembly and to the parties which received at least 3 % of the valid votes in the last general election;
(8)  transfers of funds between
(a)  the various authorized party authorities;
(b)  an authorized party and any of its authorized party authorities; or
(c)  an authorized party, any of its authorized party authorities and the official agent of an official candidate of the party.
1989, c. 1, s. 88.