Political Financing Handbook for Candidates and Official Agents (EC 20155) – April 2015 – Archived Content
This document is Elections Canada's archived guideline OGI 2014-03 and is no longer in effect.
An updated version of this document is available in Tools for Candidates.
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 five chapters:
- Starting the Candidate's Campaign
- Campaign Inflows
- Campaign Outflows
- Reporting Requirements
- Closing the Candidate's Campaign
The topics are presented in the order of a typical candidate's electoral campaign process.
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