During an election period
Under the Election Act, an election expense is the cost of any goods or service used during the election period to notably promote or oppose, directly or indirectly, the election of a candidate or that of the candidates of a party.
Use of the election expense
An election expense:
- is authorized by the official agent of a party or of a candidate;
- is evaluated at its fair market value;
- falls under one of the following categories: advertising, goods and services, rental of premises or travel and meal expenses;
- is paid by the official agent out of an election fund put at his disposal by the official representative.