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:

 

Niagara Falls and Thornhill February 13, 2014 By-elections: due August 6th, 2014

 

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

 

Link to Financial Statements and Contributions:

 

Filing Status and Financial Statements Real Time Disclosure

 

 

2014 June 12th General Election Related Forms and Links:

 

2014 General Election Event Links

 

Key Election Dates Document WORD PDF LINK

 

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

 

CFO Handbooks:

CFO Handbook for: 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
Election Finances Division
51 Rolark Drive
Toronto ON M1R 3B1


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

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

 

2014 June 12th General Election Related Forms and Links:

Candidate Registration and Change Notice Form

C-1 document, (doc version)  C-1 document, (pdf version)

Link to Candidates FAQ

Link to Candidates Handbook

Nomination Paper (F0400) (148KB PDF)

Wemakevotingeasy.ca Information for Candidates page

  • Third Parties

Link to Third Parties Information

 

Link to Third Parties Handbook

 

Link to Third Parties Forms

Link to Third Parties UPDATED

  • Real Time Disclosure

Link to Real Time Disclosure Information

Link to Real Time Disclosure Records

  • Campaign Advertising

            Link to Campaign Advertising FAQ