News Releases and Media Advisories
Chief Electoral Officer Issues Reminder
on Political Contribution Limits
OTTAWA, Thursday, March 31, 2011 — The Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Marc Mayrand, would like to remind Canadians about the rules on political contributions.
- Only individuals who are citizens or permanent residents of Canada can make contributions to registered political parties, candidates, nomination contestants, registered electoral district associations or leadership contestants.
- Cash contributions of more than $20 are prohibited.
- Contribution rules apply to both monetary contributions and non-monetary contributions (donations of goods or services).
Contributions by individuals are limited to:
- $1,100* in total in any calendar year to a particular registered party
- $1,100* in total in any calendar year to the registered associations, nomination contestants and candidates of a particular registered party
- $1,100* in total to a candidate for a particular election who is not the candidate of a registered party
- $1,100* in total to the leadership contestants in a particular leadership contest
*These limits are adjusted for inflation on April 1 of each year. More information on political contribution limits is available at www.elections.ca.
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