The Bill amends the Election Finances Act.
The Act is amended to prohibit persons from knowingly accepting or receiving reimbursements from a third party in respect of contributions to certain political entities. Persons who make certain political contributions are required to certify that they have not acted contrary to subsection 19 (1) of the Act and will not be reimbursed by a third party for their contribution.
Bill 85 2019
An Act to amend the Election Finances Act with respect to contributions
1 (1) Section 19 of the Election Finances Act is amended by adding the following subsection:
(1.1) No person shall knowingly accept or receive any reimbursement from a third party in respect of funds the person has contributed to any political party, constituency association, nomination contestant, candidate or leadership contestant registered under this Act.
(2) Section 19 of the Act is amended by adding the following subsection:
Certification by donor
(3) Every person who makes a contribution described in section 18 shall, at the time of making the contribution, certify, in a form approved by the Chief Electoral Officer, that the person,
(a) has not acted contrary to subsection (1) of this section; and
(b) will not be reimbursed in any way by a third party for the contribution.
2 This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.
3 The short title of this Act is the Election Fundraising Transparency Act, 2019.