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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 385 from 2019-04-01 to 2019-06-12:


Marginal note:Application for registration

  •  (1) The leader of a political party may apply to the Chief Electoral Officer for the political party to become a registered party.

  • Marginal note:Contents of application

    (2) The application for registration shall include

    • (a) the political party’s full name;

    • (b) the party’s short-form name, or its abbreviation, if any, that is to be shown in election documents;

    • (c) the party’s logo, if any;

    • (d) the name and address of the party’s leader and a copy of the party’s resolution to appoint the leader, certified by the leader and another officer of the party;

    • (e) the address of the party’s office where records are maintained and to which communications may be addressed;

    • (f) the names and addresses of the party’s officers and their signed consent to act in that capacity;

    • (g) the name and address of the party’s auditor and their signed consent to act in that capacity;

    • (h) the name and address of the party’s chief agent and their signed consent to act in that capacity;

    • (i) the names and addresses of 250 electors and their declarations in the prescribed form that they are members of the party and support the party’s application for registration;

    • (j) the leader’s declaration in the prescribed form that, having considered all of the factors — including those described in subsection 521.1(5) — relevant to determining the party’s purposes, one of the party’s fundamental purposes is to participate in public affairs by endorsing one or more of its members as candidates and supporting their election;

    • (k) the party’s policy for the protection of personal information, including

      • (i) a statement indicating the types of personal information that the party collects and how it collects that information,

      • (ii) a statement indicating how the party protects personal information under its control,

      • (iii) a statement indicating how the party uses personal information under its control and under what circumstances that personal information may be sold to any person or entity,

      • (iv) a statement indicating the training concerning the collection and use of personal information to be given to any employee of the party who could have access to personal information under the party’s control,

      • (v) a statement indicating the party’s practices concerning

        • (A) the collection and use of personal information created from online activity, and

        • (B) its use of cookies, and

      • (vi) the name and contact information of a person to whom concerns regarding the party’s policy for the protection of personal information can be addressed; and

    • (l) the address of the page — accessible to the public — on the party’s Internet site where its policy for the protection of personal information is published under subsection (4).

  • Marginal note:Additional information

    (3) To confirm that the purpose referred to in paragraph (2)(j) is one of the party’s fundamental purposes, the Chief Electoral Officer may ask the party’s leader to provide any relevant information, including information about the factors described in subsection 521.1(5).

  • Marginal note:Publication of policy for the protection of personal information

    (4) A political party shall publish on its Internet site its policy for the protection of personal information referred to in paragraph (2)(k) before its leader applies under this section for the party to become a registered party.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 385
  • 2003, c. 19, s. 13
  • 2004, c. 24, s. 16
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 86
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 254
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