E-2.2 - Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities

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453. The following are not election expenses:
(1)  the cost of publishing articles, editorials, news, reports or letters to the editor in a newspaper, periodical or other publication, provided that they are published in the same manner and under the same rules as outside the election period, without payment, reward or promise of payment or reward, that the newspaper, periodical or other publication is not established for the purposes or in view of the election and that the circulation and frequency of publication are as what obtains outside the election period;
(2)  the cost of broadcasting by a radio or television station of a public affairs, news or public opinion program, provided that the program is broadcast in the same manner and under the same rules as outside the election period, without payment, reward or promise of payment or reward;
(3)  the necessary costs of holding a convention for the selection of a candidate, including the cost of renting a hall, of convening the delegates and of the publicity made at the convention, but which cannot include the cost of any other form of publicity nor exceed $2,250 in the case of a candidate for the office of mayor or $750 in the case of a candidate for the office of councillor;
(4)  the transportation costs of any person other than a candidate, paid out of his own money, if the costs are not reimbursed to him;
(4.1)  the cost of the food and beverages served at a political activity where the cost is included in the entrance fee paid by participants ;
(5)  the reasonable costs incurred for the publication of explanatory commentaries on this Act, provided the commentaries are strictly objective and contain no publicity of such a nature as to favour or oppose a candidate or a party;
(6)  the reasonable ordinary costs incurred for the day-to-day operations of the permanent office of the party at the address entered, not less than three months before the publication of the notice of election, in the register of the chief electoral officer;
(7)  interest accrued from the beginning of the election period to the day occurring 90 days after polling day, on any loan lawfully granted to an official representative for election expenses, unless the official agent has paid the interest and declared it as an election expense in his return of election expenses;
(8)  the expenses incurred for the holding of meetings, the total of which does not exceed $200 for the entire election period, including the renting of halls and the convening of participants, provided the meetings are not directly or indirectly organized on behalf of a candidate or party;
(9)  the publicity expenses, the total of which does not exceed $300 for the entire election period, incurred by a private intervenor authorized in accordance with Division VIII.1, without directly promoting or opposing a candidate or party, to publicize or obtain support for the intervenor’s views on a matter of public interest or to advocate abstention or the spoiling of ballots.
1987, c. 57, s. 453; 1998, c. 52, s. 97; 1999, c. 25, s. 55; 2002, c. 37, s. 189.
453. The following are not election expenses:
(1)  the cost of publishing articles, editorials, news, reports or letters to the editor in a newspaper, periodical or other publication, provided that they are published in the same manner and under the same rules as outside the election period, without payment, reward or promise of payment or reward, that the newspaper, periodical or other publication is not established for the purposes or in view of the election and that the circulation and frequency of publication are as what obtains outside the election period;
(2)  the cost of broadcasting by a radio or television station of a program of news or commentary, provided that the program is broadcast in the same manner and under the same rules as outside the election period, without payment, reward or promise of payment or reward;
(3)  the necessary costs of holding a convention for the selection of a candidate, including the cost of renting a hall, of convening the delegates and of the publicity made at the convention, but which cannot include the cost of any other form of publicity nor exceed $2 250 in the case of a candidate for the office of mayor or $750 in the case of a candidate for the office of councillor;
(4)  the transportation costs of any person other than a candidate, paid out of his own money, if the costs are not reimbursed to him;
(4.1)  the cost of the food and beverages served at a political activity where the cost is included in the entrance fee paid by participants ;
(5)  the reasonable costs incurred for the publication of explanatory commentaries on this Act, provided the commentaries are strictly objective and contain no publicity of such a nature as to favour or oppose a candidate or a party;
(6)  the reasonable ordinary costs incurred for the day-to-day operations of the permanent office of the party at the address entered, not less than three months before the publication of the notice of election, in the register of the chief electoral officer;
(7)  interest accrued from the beginning of the election period to the day occurring 90 days after polling day, on any loan lawfully granted to an official representative for election expenses, unless the official agent has paid the interest and declared it as an election expense in his return of election expenses;
(8)  the expenses incurred for the holding of meetings, the total of which does not exceed $200 for the entire election period, including the renting of halls and the convening of participants, provided the meetings are not directly or indirectly organized on behalf of a candidate or party;
(9)  the publicity expenses, the total of which does not exceed $300 for the entire election period, incurred by a private intervenor authorized in accordance with Division VIII.1, without directly promoting or opposing a candidate or party, to publicize or obtain support for the intervenor’s views on a matter of public interest or to advocate abstention or the spoiling of ballots.
1987, c. 57, s. 453; 1998, c. 52, s. 97; 1999, c. 25, s. 55.
453. The following are not election expenses:
(1)  the cost of publishing articles, editorials, news, reports or letters to the editor in a newspaper, periodical or other publication, provided that they are published in the same manner and under the same rules as outside the election period, without payment, reward or promise of payment or reward, that the newspaper, periodical or other publication is not established for the purposes or in view of the election and that the circulation and frequency of publication are as what obtains outside the election period;
(2)  the cost of broadcasting by a radio or television station of a program of news or commentary, provided that the program is broadcast in the same manner and under the same rules as outside the election period, without payment, reward or promise of payment or reward;
(3)  the necessary costs of holding a convention for the selection of a candidate, including the cost of renting a hall, of convening the delegates and of the publicity made at the convention, but which cannot include the cost of any other form of publicity nor exceed $2 250 in the case of a candidate for the office of mayor or $750 in the case of a candidate for the office of councillor;
(4)  the transportation costs of any person other than a candidate, paid out of his own money, if the costs are not reimbursed to him;
(5)  the reasonable costs incurred for the publication of explanatory commentaries on this Act, provided the commentaries are strictly objective and contain no publicity of such a nature as to favour or oppose a candidate or a party;
(6)  the reasonable ordinary costs incurred for the day-to-day operations of the permanent office of the party at the address entered, not less than three months before the publication of the notice of election, in the register of the chief electoral officer;
(7)  interest accrued from the beginning of the election period to the day occurring 90 days after polling day, on any loan lawfully granted to an official representative for election expenses, unless the official agent has paid the interest and declared it as an election expense in his return of election expenses;
(8)  the expenses incurred for the holding of meetings, the total of which does not exceed $200 for the entire election period, including the renting of halls and the convening of participants, provided the meetings are not directly or indirectly organized on behalf of a candidate or party;
(9)  the publicity expenses, the total of which does not exceed $300 for the entire election period, incurred by a private intervenor authorized in accordance with Division VIII.1, without directly promoting or opposing a candidate or party, to publicize or obtain support for the intervenor’s views on a matter of public interest or to advocate abstention or the spoiling of ballots.
1987, c. 57, s. 453; 1998, c. 52, s. 97.
453. The following are not election expenses:
(1)  the cost of publishing articles, editorials, news, reports or letters to the editor in a newspaper, periodical or other publication, provided that they are published in the same manner and under the same rules as outside the election period, without payment, reward or promise of payment or reward, that the newspaper, periodical or other publication is not established for the purposes or in view of the election and that the circulation and frequency of publication are as what obtains outside the election period;
(2)  the cost of broadcasting by a radio or television station of a program of news or commentary, provided that the program is broadcast in the same manner and under the same rules as outside the election period, without payment, reward or promise of payment or reward;
(3)  the necessary costs of holding a convention for the selection of a candidate, including the cost of renting a hall, of convening the delegates and of the publicity made at the convention, but which cannot include the cost of any other form of publicity nor exceed $2 250 in the case of a candidate for the office of mayor or $750 in the case of a candidate for the office of councillor;
(4)  the transportation costs of any person other than a candidate, paid out of his own money, if the costs are not reimbursed to him;
(5)  the reasonable costs incurred for the publication of explanatory commentaries on this Act, provided the commentaries are strictly objective and contain no publicity of such a nature as to favour or oppose a candidate or a party;
(6)  the reasonable ordinary costs incurred for the day-to-day operations of the permanent office of the party at the address entered, not less than three months before the publication of the notice of election, in the register of the chief electoral officer;
(7)  interest accrued from the beginning of the election period to the day occurring 90 days after polling day, on any loan lawfully granted to an official representative for election expenses, unless the official agent has paid the interest and declared it as an election expense in his return of election expenses.
1987, c. 57, s. 453.