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Political Financing Handbook for Third Parties, Financial Agents and Auditors – June 2021

To be used for non-fixed-date general elections and by-elections

About This Document

Introduction to the handbook

This handbook is designed to help third parties, their financial agents and auditors in the financial administration of regulated activities during a federal election period.

It can be used for by-elections and a non-fixed-date general election held before October 2023. A fixed-date election has extra rules that are not covered in this handbook. A separate handbook will be issued before a fixed-date election.

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

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

The handbook consists of 10 chapters:

Contact information

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