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Election expenses are capped at the same amount for all candidates in a given electoral division

It is a question of fairness so that all candidates are able to spend similar sums to promote their candidacy.

In a by-election, the limit on election expenses for each candidate is $ 1.44 per elector in most electoral division, averaging $ 60,500.

What is an election expense?

Web site, events, advertising, election signs: regardless of the form, any action involving a cost, having a partisan impact and that occurs during the election period constitutes an election expense. Actions of a partisan nature include actions that:

  • Promote or oppose, directly or indirectly, the election of a candidate or of the candidates of a party.
  • Propagate or oppose the program or policies of a candidate or a party.
  • Approve or disapprove any act done or proposed by a party or a candidate.

Learn more about limits on election expenses