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Political Financing Handbook for Electoral District Associations and Financial Agents (EC 20089) – June 2017 – DRAFT guideline OGI 2017-02

About This Document

Introduction to the handbook

This handbook is designed to assist electoral district associations and their financial agents. It is a tool that will help in the financial administration of the association.

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.

Note: The term "individual" used in this handbook refers to a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

What's new in this release?

Where Title Summary
All n/a Content reorganized for better flow and new examples added.
Chapter 1 Becoming a registered electoral district association

Voluntary and involuntary deregistration of a registered association

Reporting deadlines for the registered association across its life cycle

Role and appointment process
Content from the first three chapters of the previous handbook reorganized into tables and graphics.
Chapter 2 Who can contribute? New content on contributions from minors.
Determining the date a contribution is made New content on determining the date a contribution is made in different scenarios.
Returning or remitting ineligible contributions Content reorganized into a flowchart.
Chapter 5 Fundraising New content as per OGI 2016-01.
Chapter 7 Working with Other Entities New content added to further explain collaboration between political entities.
Chapter 8 Reporting Content reorganized into tables.

Contact information

Telephone Political Financing Support Network

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Fax Political Financing
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Electronic Financial Return (EFR)—Enquiries and Submissions