For a candidate, the Election Act stipulates that expenses are limited to a maximum amount per elector for the electoral division in which the candidate is running. In the case of a party, election expenses are limited to a maximum amount per elector in all of the electoral divisions in which this party has an official candidate.
The limit on election expenses is indexed on April 1st of each year according to the variation in the Average Consumer Price Index (CPI) established by Statistics Canada.
It should be noted that during by-elections the official agent of an authorized political party cannot incur election expenses. Consequently, the limit on the election expenses of a candidate in an electoral division is increased in order to take into account the limit that would normally have been attributed to the party.
|Limits per elector in effect from|
|April 1, 2015, to
March 31, 2016
|April 1, 2016, to
March 31, 2017
|2.2||Increase in the limit|
In the electoral divisions of:
In the electoral division of:
|During a by-election||$0.67||$0.68|