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Limits on election expenses

See field: provincial, school board

Maximum amount

To promote greater fairness for all candidates, the Election Act imposes a limit on election expenses for each position. Here are the limits set for the election expenses of a candidate.

Position of mayor

For the position of mayor or of borough mayor, a sum of $3,780, to which is added:

  • $0.30 per person entered on the list of electors of the municipality without exceeding 20,000 entered persons;
  • $0.51 per person entered on this list and included in the segment ranging from 20,001 to 100,000 entered persons;
  • $0.38 per person entered on this list and included in the segment exceeding 100,000 entered persons.

Position of councillor

For the election to the position of councillor, the maximum amount of election expenses is $1,890, plus:

  • $0.30 per person entered on the list of electors of the electoral district.

Calculation of the number of persons registered

For calculation purposes, the number of entered persons corresponds to the greater of the number appearing on the unrevised list of electors and that appearing on the revised list.

Candidate elected unopposed

Starting from the date of the end of the nomination period, the official agent can no longer incur or authorize expenses for a candidate elected unopposed.