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Political Financing Handbook for Leadership Contestants and Financial Agents (EC 20195) – February 2016

This document is Elections Canada’s guideline: OGI 2015-06.

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About This Document

Introduction to the Political Financing Handbook for Leadership Contestants and Financial Agents

This handbook is designed to help leadership contestants, financial agents and leadership campaign agents. It is a tool that will help in administering the contestant's campaign during the leadership 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 Leadership Contestant's Campaign
  2. Leadership Campaign Inflows
  3. Leadership Campaign Outflows
  4. Reporting Requirements
  5. Closing the Leadership Contestant's Campaign

The topics are presented in the order of a typical leadership campaign process.

What's new in this release?

Release Where Title Summary
February 2016 All n/a Updates as per OGI 2015-06 comments received from members of the Advisory Committee of Political Parties and the Commissioner of Canada Elections.
February 2016 All n/a Regular updates (dates, limits, formatting).
February 2016 All n/a Updates as per OGIs 2015-01, 2015-02 and 2014-03 comments received from members of the Advisory Committee of Political Parties and the Commissioner of Canada Elections.
February 2016 All n/a References to OGIs added throughout the handbook as applicable.

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