Political Financing Handbook for Nomination Contestants and Financial Agents (EC 20182) – December 2018
This document is Elections Canada's guideline: OGI 2018-07.
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Note: This handbook is to be used for contests starting on or after December 21, 2018. For earlier contests, please use the 2016 version of the handbook.
Table of Contents
- About This Document
- 1. Reference Tables and Timelines
- Starting the nomination contestant’s campaign
- Important deadlines for the nomination contestant’s campaign
- Role and appointment process—financial agent
- Role and appointment process—auditor
- Closing the nomination contestant’s campaign
- Limits on contributions, loans and loan guarantees
- Transfers—types and rules
- Important reminders for nomination contestants and their financial agents
- 2. Contributions
- What is a contribution?
- What is commercial value?
- Who can contribute?
- Limits on contributions, loans and loan guarantees to a nomination contestant
- Volunteer labour is not a contribution
- Sponsorship or advertising at a political event is a contribution
- Accepting and recording contributions
- Issuing contribution receipts
- Determining the date a contribution is made
- Recording anonymous contributions
- Remitting anonymous contributions that cannot be accepted
- Ineligible contributions
- Returning ineligible or non-compliant contributions
- 3. Loans
- 4. Transfers
- 5. Other Cash Inflows
- 6. Fundraising
- Typical fundraising activities
- 7. Nomination Campaign Expenses
- 8. Nomination Contest Expenses
- Typical nomination contest expenses
- Use of parliamentary resources
- 9. Nomination Contestant’s Personal Expenses
- Contestant’s personal expense categories
- 10. Other Nomination Campaign Expenses
- Typical “other” expenses
- 11. Reporting
- 12. Managing Unpaid Claims and Loans
- 13. Disposing of Surplus