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Political Financing Handbook for Candidates and Official Agents (EC 20155) – June 2016

This document is Elections Canada's guideline: OGI 2016-05

Click on the link for the latest Political Financing Handbook for Candidates and Official Agents.

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 six chapters:

  1. Starting the Candidate's Campaign
  2. Campaign Inflows
  3. Campaign Outflows
  4. Reporting Requirements
  5. Closing the Candidate's Campaign
  6. By-elections Superseded by a General Election

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

What's new in this release?

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