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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 542 from 2014-12-19 to 2023-09-13:

Marginal note:Tariff

  •  (1) On the recommendation of the Chief Electoral Officer, the Governor in Council may make a tariff fixing or providing for the determination of fees, costs, allowances and expenses to be paid and allowed to returning officers and other persons employed at or in relation to elections under this Act.

  • Marginal note:Treasury Board directive

    (1.1) The tariff may incorporate by reference any Treasury Board directive regarding travel and living expenses, as it is amended from time to time.

  • Marginal note:Effective date

    (2) The Governor in Council may specify that a tariff made under subsection (1) has effect as of a day that is before the one on which it is made.

  • Marginal note:Copy to House of Commons

    (3) A copy of a tariff made under subsection (1) and of any amendment made to one shall be laid before the House of Commons on any of the first 15 days on which that House is sitting after the making of the tariff or amendment.

  • Marginal note:Payment of additional sums

    (4) If it appears to the Chief Electoral Officer that the fees, costs, allowances and expenses provided for by a tariff under subsection (1) are not sufficient remuneration for the services required to be performed at an election or that a claim for any necessary service performed or for materials supplied for or at an election is not covered by the tariff, the Chief Electoral Officer may authorize the payment of any sum or additional sum for the services or materials that he or she considers just and reasonable.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 542
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 119
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