Canada Elections Act
Marginal note:Return of deposit
477.77 (1) The Chief Electoral Officer shall provide the Receiver General with a certificate that lists the names of
(a) each candidate, including one who has withdrawn under subsection 74(1), whose official agent the Chief Electoral Officer is satisfied has provided the documents under section 477.59 and returned any unused forms referred to in section 477.86, in accordance with subsection 477.88(2); and
(b) any candidate who has died before the closing of all the polling stations.
(2) On receipt of the certificate, the Receiver General shall pay out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund the amount of each listed candidate’s nomination deposit to their official agent. The payment may be made to the person designated by the official agent.
Marginal note:No official agent acting at candidate’s death
(3) If there is no official agent in the case described in paragraph (1)(b), the Chief Electoral Officer may return the nomination deposit to any person that he or she considers appropriate.
Marginal note:Forfeit to Her Majesty
(4) Any nomination deposit that is not returned under this section is forfeited to Her Majesty in right of Canada.
- 2014, c. 12, s. 86
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