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Political Financing Handbook for Candidates and Official Agents (EC 20155) – December 2014

This document is the DRAFT version of Elections Canada's guideline: OGI 2014-03.

About This Document

Introduction to the Political Financing Handbook for Candidates and Official Agents

This handbook is designed to assist candidates and their official agents. It is a tool that will help in administering the candidate's campaign during the electoral campaign process.

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 five chapters:

  1. Starting the Candidate's Campaign
  2. Campaign Inflows
  3. Campaign Outflows
  4. Reporting Requirements
  5. Closing the Candidate's Campaign

The topics are presented in the order of a typical candidate's electoral campaign process.

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