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Other Rules

The Election Finances Act has recently been amended by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. The changes were enacted by Bill 2 on December 5, 2016. Please be advised that some material in the current Elections Ontario handbooks and guidelines for chief financial officers is no longer up to date. Elections Ontario will be issuing updated handbooks and guidelines in 2017.


There are many important rules under the Election Act and the Election Finances Act that apply broadly to political entities in Ontario.

This section describes the rules that guide political canvassing and the conduct of surveys. It sets out the terms for political advertising (including blackout periods) and provides detailed information about spending limits, as well as contribution limits and rules for political entities and those who support them.