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Political Financing Handbook for Leadership Contestants and Financial Agents (EC 20195) – October 2015

This document is Elections Canada's DRAFT guideline: OGI 2015-06.

About This Document

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

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

The topics are presented in the order of a typical leadership campaign process.

Contact information

Telephone Political Financing Support Network

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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
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Gatineau, Quebec
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E-mail General Inquiries

Political Financing Inquiries

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