78. The recommendation of a party is made by means of a writing signed by the leader of the party or by the person designated by him for that purpose and sent to the returning officer not later than 4:30 p.m. 16 days before polling day.
The returning officer may, on reasonable grounds, refuse a recommendation made to him. In such a case, he shall fix a time limit for the sending of a new recommendation by the person who sent the recommendation refused.
For the purposes of this section, the meaning of the word “leader” is the meaning given to that word in section 364.
1987, c. 57, s. 78; 1997, c. 34, s. 19.