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Opinions, Guidelines and Interpretations - Archive


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Apr. 24, 2015 May 24, 2015 May 6, 2020 The use of Member of Parliament resources outside of an election period
(2014-02)


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Jun. 13, 2019 Jun. 13, 2019 Apr. 9, 2020 Political Financing Handbook for Registered Parties and Chief Agents
(2019-06)

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Jun. 13, 2019 Jun. 13, 2019 Apr. 3, 2020 Political Financing Handbook for Electoral District Associations and Financial Agents
(2019-04)

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Feb. 10, 2016 Mar. 10, 2016 Jun. 13, 2019 Political Financing Handbook for Leadership Contestants and Financial Agents
(2015-06)


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Feb. 11, 2016 Mar. 11, 2016 Jan. 7, 2020 Guideline for the External Audit of a Registered Party Return in Respect of General Election Expenses
(2015-05)


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Mar. 29, 2019 Mar. 29, 2019 Dec. 31, 2019 Cryptocurrencies
(2018-10)


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Jan. 25, 2016 Feb. 25, 2016 Dec. 31, 2019 Application of election advertising rules to telephone calls
(2015-11)


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Aug. 18, 2015 Sep. 18, 2015 Dec. 31, 2019 Candidate and leader debates
(2015-03)


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Jun. 13, 2019 Jun. 13, 2019 Nov. 12, 2019 Political Financing Handbook for Candidates and Official Agents – For elections called on or after June 13, 2019
(2019-02)


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Jul. 31, 2015 Aug. 31, 2015 Jun. 13, 2019 Election advertising by registered parties
(2015-09)


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Jul. 30, 2015 Aug. 30, 2015 Jun. 13, 2019 Election advertising by candidates
(2015-08)


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Jun. 26, 2015 Jul. 26, 2015 Jun. 13, 2019 By-elections superseded by a general election
(2015-07)


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Aug. 24, 2015 Sep. 24, 2015 Jun. 13, 2019 Definition of leadership campaign expenses and nomination campaign expenses
(2014-01)


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Feb. 23, 2018 Mar. 23, 2018 Jun. 13, 2019 Political Financing Handbook for Electoral District Associations and Financial Agents
(2018-02)


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Feb. 23, 2018 Mar. 23, 2018 Jun. 13, 2019 Political Financing Handbook for Registered Parties and Chief Agents
(2018-03)


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Mar. 22, 2018 Apr. 22, 2018 Jan. 28, 2019 Volunteer Labour
(2017-04)


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Nov. 7, 2017 Dec. 7, 2017 Mar. 23, 2018 Political Financing Handbook for Candidates and Official Agents
(2017-01)


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Nov. 7, 2017 Dec. 7, 2017 Mar. 23, 2018 Political Financing Handbook for Electoral District Associations and Financial Agents
(2017-02)


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Nov. 7, 2017 Dec. 7, 2017 Mar. 23, 2018 Political Financing Handbook for Registered Parties and Chief Agents
(2017-03)


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Jun. 15, 2016 Jul. 15, 2016 Dec. 7, 2017 Political Financing Handbook for Candidates and Official Agents (2016-05)

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Jun. 15, 2016 Jul. 15, 2016 Dec. 7, 2017 Political Financing Handbook for Registered Parties and Chief Agents (2016-04)

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Jun. 15, 2016 Jul. 15, 2016 Dec. 7, 2017 Political Financing Handbook for Electoral District Associations and Financial Agents (2016-02)

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August 24, 2015 September 24, 2015 July 15, 2016 Political Financing Handbook for Nomination Contestants and Financial Agents
(2014-04)


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July 31, 2015 August 31, 2015 July 15, 2016 Political Financing Handbook for Registered Parties and Chief Agents
(2015-01)


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July 30, 2015 August 30, 2015 July 15, 2016 Political Financing Handbook for Candidates and Official Agents
(2015-12)


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2014-03,
2015-07,
2015-08
Please refer to
2014-03,
2015-07,
2015-08
September 30, 2015 October 30, 2015 July 15, 2016 Political Financing Handbook for Electoral District Associations and Financial Agents
(2015-02)


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June 30, 2015 July 30, 2015 July 30, 2015 Political Financing Handbook for Candidates and Official Agents
(2015-10)


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Elections Canada Please refer to 2015-07 Please refer to 2015-07 and 2014-03
April 24, 2015 May 24, 2015 June 30, 2015 Political Financing Handbook for Candidates and Official Agents
(2014-03)


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