Election Finances

This page contains links to all the basic information you need to know about election finances matters at the provincial level in Ontario.

 

 

Financial Statements due to be filed:

 

June 12th, 2014 General Election: due on December 12th, 2014

 

 

Financial Statements and Contributions:

 

Filing Status and Financial Statements   Real Time Disclosure

 

 

2014 June 12th General Election Related Forms and Links:

 

Key Election Dates Document WORD PDF

 

CR-1 Candidate Campaign Financial Statements Word PDF

 

CR-3 Constituency Association Campaign Financial Statements Word PDF

 

CR-4 Political Party Annual Campaign Statements Word PDF

 

Campaign Expense Spending Limit GE 2014 Preliminary List

 

Candidate Information:

 

Candidate Registration and Change Notice Form

C-1 document, (DOC) C-1 document, (PDF)

 

Candidates FAQ

 

Candidates Handbook

 

Nomination Paper (F0400) (PDF)

 

Wemakevotingeasy.ca Info for Candidates

 

Third Party Information:

 

Third Parties Information

 

Third Parties Handbook

 

Third Parties Forms

 

Link to Third Parties UPDATED

 

Real Time Disclosure

 

Real Time Disclosure Information

 

Real Time Disclosure Records

 

Campaign Advertising

 

            Campaign Advertising FAQ

 

 

 

CFO Handbooks:

 

Political Parties - Candidates - Consituency Associations - Leadership Contestants - Third Parties

 

 

Registration Change Notice Forms:

 

C-1 Candidate Registration and Change Notice Form Word PDF

 

A-1 Constituency Association Registration and Change Notice Form Word PDF

 

P-1 Political Party Registration and Change Notice Form Word PDF

 

The law that sets out these rules is Ontario’s Election Finances Act, a law passed by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

 

Elections Ontario, under the direction of the Chief Electoral Officer of Ontario, administers this law. This law governs the financing of provincially registered political parties, constituency associations, candidates, leadership contestants, and third party advertisers. To help administer and explain these legal requirements, the Chief Electoral Officer has issued Guidelines.

 

The Chief Electoral Officer has calculated the indexation factor for 2014 to 2018 to be 1.33. Effective January 1, 2014, the new amounts are as shown in the attached table.

 

Note: If you want basic information about being a candidate and the financial rules that apply when campaigning to be elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, please see the Candidate's Guide (F0405) for more information.

 

Political Parties:

 

Constituency Associations:

 

Candidates:

 

Leadership Contestants:

 

Third Party:

 

If you have questions about these rules, please see the attached Frequently Asked Questions. A list of significant dates in connection with the 2014 General Election can be found here.

 

Recent information about the amounts of money over $100 that are contributed to registered political parties can be found by clicking on Real Time Disclosure of Contributions (RTD). Information about past contributions to, and spending by, registered political parties, constituency associations, candidates, leadership contestants, and third party advertisers can be found by clicking on Financial Statements and Filing Status .

 

Resources for registered political parties, constituency associations, candidates, leadership contestants, and third party advertisers are set out below.

 

If you have any questions, or would like to receive these materials in a format that is more accessible to you, please contact us at:

 

Elections Ontario
51 Rolark Drive
Toronto ON M1R 3B1

Tel: 416-325-9401
Toll-free: 1-866-566-9066
Fax: 416-325-9466
Email: electfin@elections.on.ca

Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm (EST)