Elections Canada

Elections Canada

March 31, 2011 12:35 ET

Chief Electoral Officer Issues Reminder on Political Contribution Limits

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 31, 2011) - The Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Marc Mayrand, would like to remind Canadians about the rules on political contributions.

  • Only individuals who are citizens or permanent residents of Canada can make contributions to registered political parties, candidates, nomination contestants, registered electoral district associations or leadership contestants.

  • Cash contributions of more than $20 are prohibited.

  • Contribution rules apply to both monetary contributions and non-monetary contributions (donations of goods or services).

Contributions by individuals are limited to:

  • $1,100* in total in any calendar year to a particular registered party

  • $1,100* in total in any calendar year to the registered associations, nomination contestants and candidates of a particular registered party

  • $1,100* in total to a candidate for a particular election who is not the candidate of a registered party

  • $1,100* in total to the leadership contestants in a particular leadership contest

*These limits are adjusted for inflation on April 1 of each year. More information on political contribution limits is available at www.elections.ca.

Vote. Shape your world.

Elections Canada is an independent body set up by Parliament.

Contact Information