Amendments to the Canada Elections Act
Bill C-9, which received Royal Assent on June 14, 2001, and which came into force on October 5, 2001, amended the Canada Elections Act in two ways:
- Candidates of registered political parties are no longer the only candidates
who may have their party affiliations appear on the ballots. In a general
election, the party affiliation of candidates of a political party that has
confirmed candidates in at least 12 electoral districts may appear. The
party must simply comply with the eligibility requirements. In a by-election,
the same provision applies for a candidate from a party that had at least
12 confirmed candidates in the previous general election and that complies
with the eligibility requirements.
- Several technical amendments clarified and corrected some of the Act's provisions.