Guidelines for use of information obtained from the Permanent Register of Electors
Information contained in the Permanent Register of Electors for Ontario is used for electoral purposes only. Any use for commercial or other purposes is not permitted. Unauthorized use of this information is an offence under the Election Act.
The Representation Act
The Representation Act establishes the number, names, and boundaries of the electoral districts in the province.
The Compendium of Election Administration in Canada
This provides a comparative analysis of all federal, provincial, and territorial election legislation across the country.
Election Finances Act
The Election Finances Act provides for registration of Ontario's political parties, constituency associations, candidates in by-elections and provincial elections, and leadership contestants. During an election, this is the legislation which sets out limits on campaign expenses and political contributions to registered parties, constituency associations, and candidates, and imposes a time period for advertising.
Taxpayer Protection Act, 1999
In accordance with clause 4(1) of the Taxpayer Protection Act, 1999, during an election campaign and no later than two weeks before polling day, the leader of a registered party may give the Chief Electoral Officer a written statement indicating that, if the party forms the government following the election, the party intends,
(a) to increase the tax rate in a designated tax statute by a specified amount;
(b) to establish a new tax; or
(c) to give a person or body (other than the Crown or a member of the Executive Council) an authority to tax