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Political Financing Handbook for Registered Parties and Chief Agents (EC 20231) – April 2015

This document is the DRAFT version of Elections Canada's guideline: OGI 2015-01

About This Document

Introduction to the Political Financing Handbook for Registered Parties and Chief Agents

This handbook is designed to assist eligible and registered parties, chief agents and registered agents. It is a tool that will help in the financial administration of the registered party.

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 four chapters:

  1. Registering a Political Party
  2. Roles and Responsibilities
  3. Financial Administration
  4. Reporting Requirements

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