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Political Financing Handbook for Registered Parties and Chief Agents (EC 20231) – June 2016 – Archived Content

This document is Elections Canada's archived guideline OGI 2016-04 and is no longer in effect.

An updated version of this document is available in Tools for Political Parties.

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

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.
June 2016 Chapter 3 Leadership and nomination contest finances New section to discuss finances related to leadership and nomination contests.

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