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Entrance fee to a political activity or rally

See field: provincial, school board

What is an activity of a political nature?

A political activity (e.g.: lunch, golf tournament, cocktail…) is an activity organized in order to collect funds on behalf of a party or an authorized independent candidate through the sale of tickets.

Entrance fee in excess of $60 per day

If the entrance fee to the activity is greater than $60 per day, the official representative must consider this entrance fee a contribution. He must then issue contribution receipts in the amount of the entrance fee and make sure that the outlay is made by a person who is a qualified elector. Since this is a contribution, the entrance fee is part of the annual contributions made by the elector.

Entrance fee of $60 or less per day

If the entrance fee to the activity is $60 per day or less, the official representative may choose to consider the entrance fee a contribution or may choose not to, but this choice must be applied uniformly to all participants.

If the official representative chooses to consider that the entrance fee is a contribution, a contribution receipt must be issued in the amount of the entrance fee and this fee must be paid by an elector and must be considered in his total annual contributions.

If the official representative chooses not to consider that the entrance fee is a contribution, the fee is then considered revenue from activities. No contribution receipt may be issued. Any person may pay an entrance fee, regardless of whether or not he is a qualified elector, at a rate of one admission per person.

The total of these activity revenues cannot exceed 3% of the total contributions collected by a party or by an independent candidate during the period covered by a financial report.

Purchase of several admissions

If a person wishes to purchase more than one admission, every additional admission must be considered a contribution and a receipt must be issued. Since a receipt must be issued, only an elector can purchase more than one admission.