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Political Financing Handbook for Nomination Contestants and Financial Agents (EC 20182) – June 2016

Note: This handbook is to be used for contests that started before December 21, 2018. For later contests, please use the 2018 version of the handbook.

About This Document

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

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

The topics are presented in the order of a typical nomination 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

Telephone Political Financing Support Network

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

Elections Canada General Inquiries
Fax Political Financing
1-888-523-9333 (toll-free), or
Mail Elections Canada
30 Victoria Street
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0M6
E-mail General Inquiries

Political Financing Inquiries

Electronic Financial Return (EFR) Inquiries and Submissions