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Entrance fee to an election-related activity

See field: provincial, municipal

What is an activity of a political nature?

An election-related activity refers to a meeting, a rally or an activity for which an entrance fee is charged.

Entrance fee in excess of $60 per day

If the entrance fee is greater than $60, there is only one possible option: the entrance fee for this activity must be considered a contribution. Accordingly, a contribution receipt must be issued in the amount of the entrance fee, and only a qualified elector can pay the fee to obtain tickets to take part in this activity.

Entrance fee of $60 or less per day

Another of these rules consists of permitting two possible options if the entrance fee is equal to or less than $60.

The entrance fee may be considered a contribution, and hence:

  • this choice applies uniformly to all participants;
  • a contribution receipt shall be issued in the amount of the entrance fee;
  • the entrance fee must be paid by a person who is a qualified elector and be considered in the total contributions already made by this person.

The entrance fee may be considered as not being a contribution, and hence:

  • this choice applies uniformly to all participants;
  • no contribution receipt shall be issued;
  • the entrance fee can be paid by any person (natural or legal), whether or not the person is a qualified elector, at a rate of one entrance per person.

If the entrance fee is not considered a contribution, it will then be considered an activity revenue.

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