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Election advertising
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Jan. 25, 2016 Feb. 25, 2016 2015-11 Application of election advertising rules to telephone calls

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Jul. 30, 2015 Aug. 30, 2015 2015-04 Election advertising on the Internet

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Contributions and expenses
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Oct. 23, 2019 Oct. 23, 2019 2018-09 Unpaid Claims and Reporting Requirements Interpretation Note: 2018-09 (October 2019)

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Jul. 22, 2019 Jul. 22, 2019 2019-07 Accessibility Expenses and Disability-Related Personal Expenses Interpretation Note: 2019-07 (March 2019)

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Mar. 29, 2019 Mar. 29, 2019 2018-10 Cryptocurrencies Interpretation Note: 2018-10 (March 2019)

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Jan. 28, 2019 Jan. 28, 2019 2019-01 Volunteer Labour

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Oct. 31, 2018 Nov. 30, 2018 2018-06 Online Contributions Made to Candidates Through the Registered Party

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Oct. 5, 2018 Nov. 5, 2018 2018-05 Communication Expenses of Registered Parties in a By-election

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Oct. 5, 2018 Nov. 5, 2018 2018-04 Pre-existing Web Content of Registered Parties in an Election

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Jul. 14, 2017 Aug. 14, 2017 2017-06 Contributions and Commercial Transactions

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Sep. 20, 2016 Oct. 20, 2016 2016-01 Fundraising

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

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Handbooks and guides
Publication date Effective date OGI number Opinion, guideline or interpretation Request initiated by Draft used for consultation Comments and responses
Jun. 13, 2019 Jun. 13, 2019 2019-02 Political Financing Handbook for Candidates and Official Agents – For elections called on or after June 13, 2019

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Jul. 5, 2019 Jul. 5, 2019 2019-05 Guidelines for Candidates' Representatives

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Jun. 13, 2019 Jun. 13, 2019 2019-03 Political Financing Handbook for Nomination Contestants and Financial Agents – For contests starting on or after June 13, 2019

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Jun. 13, 2019 Jun. 13, 2019 2019-04 Political Financing Handbook for Electoral District Associations and Financial Agents

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Jun. 13, 2019 Jun. 13, 2019 2019-06 Political Financing Handbook for Registered Parties and Chief Agents

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Dec. 20, 2018 Jan. 20, 2019 2018-08 Regulated Fundraising Events

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Dec. 20, 2018 Jan. 20, 2019 2018-07 Political Financing Handbook for Nomination Contestants and Financial Agents - For contests starting on or after December 21, 2018

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Feb. 23, 2018 Mar. 23, 2018 2018-01 Political Financing Handbook for Candidates and Official Agents – For elections called before June 13, 2019

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Jun. 15, 2016 Jul. 15, 2016 2016-03 Political Financing Handbook for Nomination Contestants and Financial Agents - For contests that started before December 21, 2018

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

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Feb. 10, 2016 Mar. 10, 2016 2015-06 Political Financing Handbook for Leadership Contestants and Financial Agents

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Other
Publication date Effective date OGI number Opinion, guideline or interpretation Request initiated by Draft used for consultation Comments and responses
Jul. 26, 2019 Jul. 26, 2019 2019-08 Posting and Displaying Partisan Material at Polling Places

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Jul. 20, 2016 Aug. 20, 2016 2016-06 Charging for trade show or exhibit facilities and setup at a party convention

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Aug. 18, 2015 Sep. 18, 2015 2015-03 Candidate and leader debates

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