Home > Municipal > Financing and election expenses (5,000 inh. or more) > Funding sources > Solicitation

Solicitation

See field: provincial

What is solicitation?

Solicitation involves one or more of the following three actions:

  1. soliciting a contribution, that is, the process or act of asking, of calling upon someone to obtain a contribution, whether person-to-person, by telephone, mail, e-mail, via the Internet or by any other means;
  2. collecting a contribution, that is, the act of receiving, taking possession of a contribution, whether paid in money, by cheque or by any other payment order signed by the contributor;
  3. issuing a contribution receipt or receive a duly completed contribution receipt from the contributor.

The solicitor who receives the contribution must issue a receipt to the contributor. Moreover, his name must always be entered on each receipt when this solicitation is made in his presence.

Who can solicit contributions?

The solicitation of contributions may only be made under the responsibility of the official representative. The latter may, however, designate in writing any person to act as a solicitor.

Any person authorized to solicit contributions must hold a certificate of solicitor and must show it to any person who so requests.