Financial Responsibilities

Legislated campaign periods and filing dates

Recent changes to the Municipal Elections Act, include changes related to campaign finances.

A candidate’s campaign period begins on the day on which he or she files a nomination for the office under section 33 of the Municipal Elections Act and ends December 31 in the case of a regular election. Candidates may choose to file any time after voting day, in accordance with Section 88.24 of the Municipal Elections Act. If at the end of the campaign period a candidate’s campaign expenses are greater than their campaign income, their campaign will be in a deficit and they may take action to extend their campaign in order to do additional fundraising.

Access a complete list of candidate financial statements for the 2018 municipal election.

Dates and details on filing of financial statements can be found on the Ministry of Municipal Affairs website.