All political parties and authorized independent candidates will be required to submit a return of electoral expenses following the October 1 election. The Chief Electoral Officer will examine all the returns to ensure that political financing rules are respected.
At his own initiative or upon receiving a complaint, the Chief Electoral Officer can initiate an enquiry to identify any violations of the Election Act and take the appropriate legal actions. Although the institution headed independently by the Chief Electoral Officer remains on the outlook, the vigilance and assistance of citizens and election officials in the field can play a decisive role. You can report any political financing irregularities by calling our tip line, at 1-855-644-9529. All information provided is treated in the strictest confidence.