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Third Parties

A third party is any person or entity that is not a political party, candidate or constituency association, and that engages in political advertising. Third parties include corporations, partnerships, unincorporated businesses and associations, and many other groups.

The Election Finances Act has been amended by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since the 2014 General Election, and many of the changes relate to third party advertising.

Therefore, if you plan to conduct political advertising between November 9, 2017 and polling day for the 2018 General Election in Ontario, please be advised that there are registration and filing requirements as well as spending limits. These provisions are set out in sections 37.1 to 37.13 of the Election Finances Act and are summarized in our Election Finances bulletin. For further information refer to the CFO Handbook for Third Parties or contact the Compliance Division.

Registered Third Parties in Ontario for the June 2018 General Election

As at: February 8, 2018
(In alphabetical order)

Name of Third Party Effective Date of Registration Name of Applicant(s) / Principal Officer(s) Address
Association of Municipalities of Ontario November 9, 2017

- Pat Vanini

801-200 University Ave

Toronto ON
M5H 3C6

Campaign for Public Education

January 22, 2018

- Andy Lomnicki

300-4211 Yonge St
Toronto  ON   M2P 2A9

- Leslie Wolfe 300-1482 Bathurst St
Toronto  ON   M5P 3H1

Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario

January 22, 2018

- Sam Hammond

- Sharon O'Halloran
136 Isabella St
Toronto  ON  M4Y 0B5
Jim Karahalios January 15, 2018 Jim Karahalios

PO Box 40031, Dupont PO

Toronto ON  M5R 1V0

National Citizens Coalition / Ontarians for Responsible Government February 1, 2018

- Peter Coleman

- Mirriam Alford

501-27 Queen St E

Toronto  ON   M5C 2M6
Ontario Proud November 9, 2017

- Ryan O’Connor

- Jeffrey Ballingall

400-36 King St E Toronto ON M5C 1E5
Ontario Public Service Employees' Union January 24, 2018

-Warren (Smokey) Thomas

-Eduardo Almeida

100 Lesmill Rd Toronto ON M3B 3P8
Ontario Retirement Communities Association February 1, 2018 - Laurie Johnston

202-2401 Bristol Cir

Oakville  ON   L5H 5S9
Unifor November 21, 2017

- Jerry Dias

- Robert Orr

205 Placer Crt Toronto ON  M2H 3H9
Working Families December 19, 2017

- Patrick Dillon

401-75 International Blvd Toronto  ON    M9W 6L9
- Art White 190 Milner Ave Toronto  ON   M1S 5B6

Total Number of Registered Third Parties = 10