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Party candidate

See field: provincial, school board

Nomination paper

The candidate of an authorized political party is a person whose nomination paper was accepted in this capacity by the returning officer for the position of mayor or for a councillor’s position.

Prohibition concerning party candidates

He cannot solicit or collect contributions, unless he has been expressly authorized to do so by the official representative of his party. Similarly, he cannot contract loans or incur expenses.

Responsibilities of the official agent

For a party candidate, it is the official agent of the authorized political party who is responsible for:

  • incurring or authorizing all election expenses;
  • making sure that every payment of election expenses is supported by an invoice and that the regular price is paid;
  • ensuring that all advertising contains his name and his title of official agent;
  • making sure that the limit on election expenses is respected.

In fact, the official agent is responsible for all candidates’ election expenses and for filing the return of election expenses.