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Contribution Limits

Only persons ordinarily resident in Alberta may make political contributions. The following contribution limits apply to registered political entities and registered third parties. A campaign period for a fixed-date general election held in accordance with the Election Act begins on February 1 and ends two months after polling day. A campaign period for an election with a non-fixed date begins on the day a writ of election is issued and ends two months after polling day. A leadership contest campaign period is set by the political party.

Contributions to a political party shall not exceed:

  • $15,000 in a calendar year, and
  • $30,000 in a campaign period less any amount contributed to the party in that calendar year.

Contributions to a constituency association in a calendar year* shall not exceed:

  • $1,000 to a constituency association, and
  • $5,000 in the aggregate to the constituency associations of a party.

*Constituency associations are not allowed to accept contributions during a campaign period.

Contributions to a candidate in a campaign period* shall not exceed:

  • $2,000 to a candidate, and
  • $10,000 in the aggregate to the candidates of a party.

*Candidates are only allowed to accept contributions during a campaign period.

Election advertising contributions to a third party shall not exceed:

  • $15,000 in a calendar year, and
  • $30,000 in an election period (writ-day to polling day) less any amount contributed in that calendar year.

Contributions to a leadership contestant in a leadership contest campaign period do not have prescribed limits.