Comment 123558

By Tybalt (registered) | Posted August 24, 2018 at 11:27:52

1 (1) In this Act,

“third party advertisement” means an advertisement in any broadcast, print, electronic or other medium that has the purpose of promoting, supporting or opposing,

(a) a candidate, or

(b) a “yes” or “no” answer to a question referred to in subsection 8 (1), (2) or (3),

but does not include an advertisement by or under the direction of a candidate or an advertisement described in subsection (2) or (2.1); (“publicité de tiers)

Third party advertisements 88.4 (1) No individual, corporation or trade union shall incur expenses for a third party advertisement that appears during the restricted period for third party advertisements unless the individual, corporation or trade union is a registered third party under section 88.6 when the expenses are incurred and when the advertisement appears. 2016, c. 15, s. 48.

88.6 (6) For greater certainty, third party advertisements shall not be under the direction of a candidate whose nomination has been filed under section 33. 2016, c. 15, s. 49.


Who cannot contribute (4) For greater certainty, and without limiting the generality of subsection (3), the following persons and entities shall not make a contribution:

  1. A federal political party registered under the Canada Elections Act (Canada) or any federal constituency association or registered candidate at a federal election endorsed by that party.

  2. A provincial political party, constituency association, registered candidate or leadership contestant registered under the Election Finances Act.

  3. A corporation that carries on business in Ontario.

  4. A trade union that holds bargaining rights for employees in Ontario.

  5. The Crown in right of Canada or Ontario, a municipality or a local board. 2016, c. 15, s. 51.

What constitutes a contribution For an election campaign 88.15 (1) For the purposes of this Act, money, goods and services given to and accepted by a person for his or her election campaign, or given to and accepted by another person who is acting under the person’s direction, are contributions. 2016, c. 15, s. 53 (1).

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