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Information for Candidates

The deadline to become a candidate in the Ottawa-Vanier or Orléans by-election is February 13 at 2 PM (Eastern Time). Candidates should contact their returning office for information about the nomination process and submitting nomination papers.

Below, you will find an overview for both independent candidates and candidates who are representing parties about: 

  • important dates and deadlines; and
  • the rules that you, and the people working on your campaign, need to follow as well your rights and responsibilities.

Before starting to campaign as a candidate, you should familiarize yourself with the campaign expense spending limits, as well as the rules for canvassing and for political advertising.

For a full list of rules and complete details please see the CFO Handbook for Candidates.