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Parties and other political entities

Political party leadership campaigns

Summary

Political party leadership campaigns are subject to legal guidelines. Candidates for the leadership of a political party must follow the rules of campaign financing and auditing of expenses. These rules are set forth in the Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities.

Provincial

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Ongoing political leadership campaigns

    Completed campaigns

       

      For the purposes of this chapter, a person who has stated his or her intention to run as a leadership candidate and the person’s financial representative are presumed to have been, respectively, a candidate and the candidate’s financial representative from the time the intention was stated, even if that time was before the date on which the leadership campaign began. (Election Act, Section 127.2)

      A candidate who has renounced his or her leadership run may continue to solicit contributions only for the purposes of repaying their campaign debts.

      Municipal

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      Ongoing political leadership campaigns

        Completed campaigns

           

          For the purposes of a leadership campaign, a person who has stated his or her intention to run as a leadership candidate and the person’s financial representative are presumed to have been, respectively, a candidate and the candidate’s financial representative from the time the intention was stated, even if that time was before the date on which the leadership campaign began. (ARERM, Section 499.2)

          A candidate who has renounced his or her leadership run may continue to solicit contributions only for the purposes of repaying their campaign debts.

          School board

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