During the election period, you cannot engage in an activity that:
The same rule applies to legal persons such as companies, associations and unions.
All election expenses must be paid and authorized by the official agent of a candidate or political party.
All political parties and authorized independent candidates must have their own official representative to manage their revenues and current expenditures. In an election period, an official agent must also be appointed to manage election expenses.
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 have similar budgets to spend to promote their candidacy.
To enforce this rule, only the official agents of political parties and of authorized independent candidates may incur election expenses. This rule also ensures greater transparency, since all expenses must subsequently be presented in a report that is audited in order to preserve electors' confidence in our democratic system.
You may do so as long as there are no costs associated with your actions. You can also obtain authorization as a private intervenor.
A private intervenor is an elector or group of electors who is permitted to spend up to $300 on advertising during the election period in order to:
However, the advertisement must not directly promote or oppose the election of a candidate.