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Political Financing Handbook for Nomination Contestants and Financial Agents (EC 20182) – August 2015 – Archived Content

This document is Elections Canada's archived guideline OGI 2014-04 and is no longer in effect.

An updated version may be available in the Tools for Nomination Contestants.

About This Document

Introduction to the Political Financing Handbook for Nomination Contestants and Financial Agents

This handbook is designed to help nomination contestants and their financial agents. It is a tool that will help in administering the contestant's campaign during the nomination 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 Nomination Contestant's Campaign
  2. Nomination Campaign Inflows
  3. Nomination Campaign Outflows
  4. Reporting Requirements
  5. Closing the Nomination Contestant's Campaign

The topics are presented in the order of a typical nomination 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