April 5, 2021 •
Expense Limits Updated for Third Party Political Activities in Canadian Federal Elections
Elections Canada recently published the updated limits on expenses for regulated activities of third parties involved in federal elections in Canada.
The Canada Elections Act imposes a limit on expenses a third party can incur for regulated political activities.
For the period of April 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022, a third party is prohibited from incurring overall election advertising expenses of a total amount of more than $525,700 during a general election. The previous limit was $521,850. For the same period of April 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022, a third party is prohibited from incurring election advertising expenses in a given electoral district of a total amount of more than $4,506 during a general election. The previous limit was $4,473.
Adjustments are made annually based on a formula of a base amount multiplied by the inflation adjustment factor in effect for the period.
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