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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 549 from 2003-01-01 to 2019-06-12:

Marginal note:Administration of oaths, etc.

  •  (1) When an oath or affidavit is authorized or directed to be taken under this Act, it shall be administered by the person who by this Act is expressly required to administer it and, if there is no such person, then by the Chief Electoral Officer or a person designated by him or her in writing, a judge, the returning officer, an assistant returning officer, a deputy returning officer, a poll clerk, a notary public, a provincial court judge, a justice of the peace or a commissioner for taking affidavits in the province.

  • Marginal note:No fees for oaths, etc.

    (2) All oaths or affidavits taken under this Act shall be administered free of charge.

  • Marginal note:Taking oath falsely

    (3) No person shall take falsely an oath that is provided for by this Act.

  • Marginal note:Compelling or inducing false oath

    (4) No person shall compel, induce or attempt to compel or induce any other person to take falsely an oath that is provided for by this Act.

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