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.
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:
Election Finances Division
51 Rolark Drive
Toronto ON M1R 3B1
Toll-free telephone: 1-866-566-9066
Regular hours of operation:
Monday to Friday 8:30AM - 4:30PM