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Political Financing Handbook for Candidates and Official Agents (EC 20155) – April 2015

This document is Elections Canada's archived guideline OGI 2014-03 and is no longer in effect.

The version replacing this document is available in the Registry.

About This Document

Introduction to the Political Financing Handbook for Candidates and Official Agents

This handbook is designed to assist candidates and their official agents. It is a tool that will help in administering the candidate's campaign during the electoral campaign process.

This document is a general guideline issued pursuant to section 16.1 of the Canada Elections Act. It is provided for information and is not intended to replace the Act.

Elections Canada will review the contents of this handbook on a regular basis and make updates as required.

The handbook consists of five chapters:

  1. Starting the Candidate's Campaign
  2. Campaign Inflows
  3. Campaign Outflows
  4. Reporting Requirements
  5. Closing the Candidate's Campaign

The topics are presented in the order of a typical candidate's electoral campaign process.

Contact information

Internet www.elections.ca
Telephone Political Financing Support Network
1-800-486-6563

Regular Hours
Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Elections Canada General Inquiries
1-800-463-6868
Fax Political Financing
1-888-523-9333 (toll-free), or
1-819-939-1803
Mail Elections Canada
30 Victoria Street
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0M6
E-mail General Inquiries
info@elections.ca

Political Financing Inquiries
political.financing@elections.ca

Electronic Financial Return (EFR) – Inquiries and Submissions
efr-rfe@elections.ca