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Political Financing Handbook for Electoral District Associations and Financial Agents (EC 20089) – June 2019 – Archived Content

This document is Elections Canada's archived guideline OGI 2019-04 and is no longer in effect.

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About This Document

Introduction to the handbook

This handbook is designed to assist electoral district associations and their financial agents. It is a tool that will help in the financial administration of the association.

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.

Note: The term "individual" used in this handbook refers to a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

What's new in this release?

Release Where Title Summary
June 2019 All n/a

New contribution limits for 2019 updated in tables and examples.

New threshold for auditor report, as per Bill C-76.

Deadline to confirm or change registry information is May 31, even if an election is underway.

June 2019 Chapter 2 Volunteer labour is not a contribution New content and examples added, as per OGI 2019-01, Volunteer Labour.
June 2019 Chapter 2 Accepting contributions of cryptocurrency New content added, as per OGI 2018-10, Cryptocurrencies.
June 2019 Chapter 5 Regulated fundraising events Concept of regulated events (definition, requirements and examples) introduced, as per Bill C-50.
June 2019 Chapter 5 Other ticketed events New section on calculating the benefit when a ticketed event is held for promotional purposes rather than to raise funds.
June 2019 Chapter 7 Partisan Advertising During the Pre-election Period New content and examples added, as per Bill C-76.

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